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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.
Database modelRelational DBMS
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Rank#37  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebase
DeveloperAsthon Tate
Initial release1979
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Server operating systemsDOS dBase Classic
Windows dBase Pro
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsnone The IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno The IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano not for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMS
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
User concepts Access controlAccess rights for users and roles

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