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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.66
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.72
Rank#178  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comsphinxsearch.comwww.splicemachine.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasesphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperAsthon TateSphinx Technologies Inc.John Leach
Initial release197920012014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20163.1.1, October 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infoJava
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infouses HBase instead
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
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
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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 rolesnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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