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DBMS > dBASE vs. mSQL vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. mSQL vs. Teradata Aster

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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.mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score11.18
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score1.67
Rank#151  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msql
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebase
DeveloperAsthon TateHughes TechnologiesTeradata
Initial release197919942005
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20194.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.noyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noR packages
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 datayesnoyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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