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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.Widely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
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Score9.70
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#126  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperAsthon TateOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release19791994
Current releasedBASE 2019, 201918.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.no
Triggersnoyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
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 DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno

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