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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Microsoft Access vs. Prometheus

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Microsoft 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.)Open-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score4.01
Rank#73  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessprometheus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMicrosoft
Initial release2014200819922015
Current release7.2.4, September 20121902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesNumeric data only
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.nono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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