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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Axibase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Postgres-XL

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationMicrosoft 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.)Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.39
Rank#94  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#258  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score115.33
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#220  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orggithub.com/­axibase/­atsddeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAxibase CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release2014201319922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019155851902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
LinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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 controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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