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DBMS > dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

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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 processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score14.38
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score23.12
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#359  Overall
#56  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dbase.comspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release197920142011
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.3.0, June 20224.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
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
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnonono
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 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 datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnono

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