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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Spark SQL

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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 processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software Foundation
Initial release19792014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
Python
R
Scala
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 nodesnoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
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
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno

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