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DBMS > dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. SQLite

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. SQLite

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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.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.19
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score129.37
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software FoundationDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release197920142000
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.1.1, March 20213.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaC
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
Python
R
Scala
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 DBMSnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnono

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