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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Access vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Access vs. Teradata Aster

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudMicrosoft 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.)Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#119  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score141.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftTeradata
Initial release201219922005
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.yes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineR packages
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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