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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  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.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelDocument store
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score141.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#267  Overall
#17  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoft
Initial release201419922019
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric and String
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
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes 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 controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
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AlaSQLMicrosoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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