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DBMS > dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Spark SQL vs. VelocityDB

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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 processingA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score14.77
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score23.33
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#324  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comspark.apache.org/­sqlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software FoundationVelocityDB Inc
Initial release197920142011
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.2.0, October 20217.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
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
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 statementsno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
Python
R
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
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 systemImmediate Consistency
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 DBMSnoACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoBased on Windows Authentication

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