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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.10
Rank#122  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score141.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release201420071992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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