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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. PostgreSQL vs. Virtuoso
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|Name||dBASE Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Virtuoso 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 Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Virtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphs|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Graph DBMS|
Native XML DBMS
|Secondary database models||Document store||Document store|
|Developer||Asthon Tate||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||OpenLink Software|
|Initial release||1979||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||1998|
|Current release||dBASE PLUS 11, December 2016||12.3, May 2020||8.3, May 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||Open Source GPLv2, extended commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||DOS dBase Classic|
Windows dBase Pro
|Data scheme||yes||yes||yes SQL - Standard relational schema |
RDF - Quad (S, P, O, G) or Triple (S, P, O)
XML - DTD, XML Schema
DAV - freeform filesystem objects, plus User Defined Types a/k/a Dynamic Extension Type
|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 specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes SQL-92, SQL-200x, SQL-3, SQLX|
|APIs and other access methods||none The IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
Jena RDF API
RESTful HTTP API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
|Supported programming languages||dBase proprietary IDE||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no The IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes Virtuoso PL|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||yes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||Chain, star, and bi-directional replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||yes|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||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||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||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.||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Fine-grained Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) in addition to typical coarse-grained Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) according to SQL-standard. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)|
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