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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMicrosoft 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
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#260  Overall
#39  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score113.17
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoft
Initial release20141992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes 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 controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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