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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. LMDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Spark SQL

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseA high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database 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.)Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.01
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score2.44
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSymasMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release2014201119922014
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20190.9.29, March 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
CC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancynono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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