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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.Industry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.47
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaseoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAsthon TateTobias Oetiker
Initial release19791999
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data only
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.no infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.no
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
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 DBMSno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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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