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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. BaseX vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BaseX vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.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.)
Primary database modelKey-value storeNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.09
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.42
Rank#144  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score145.09
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbbasex.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.basex.orgdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAmazonBaseX GmbHMicrosoft
Initial release200720071992
Current release9.7.2, May 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infoXQuery supports typesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyes infovia eventsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationmultiple readers, single writerACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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