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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesMicrosoft 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 modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#194  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#309  Overall
#140  Relational DBMS
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputebigobject.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdocs.bigobject.iodeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release201620151992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaLuayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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