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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. OmniSci vs. PouchDB

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DescriptiondBase 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.A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score14.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.96
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.omnisci.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.omnisci.com/­latestpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperAsthon TateMapD Technologies, Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release197920162012
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 2016V47.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robinSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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