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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. MySQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere
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|Name||dBASE Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||dBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.||Widely used open source RDBMS||RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Asthon Tate||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||SAP formerly Sybase|
|Current release||dBASE PLUS 11, December 2016||8.0.21, 2020||17, July 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||DOS dBase Classic|
Windows dBase Pro
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes with proprietary extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||none The IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||dBase proprietary IDE||Ada|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no The IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.||yes proprietary syntax||yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||Multi-source replication|
|Source-replica replication Database mirroring|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no not for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMS||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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