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

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable 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 modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.34
Rank#257  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#218  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAxibase CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201319922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release155851902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial 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 servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes 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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
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 languagesGo
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 proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
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 controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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