DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesMicrosoft 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.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.69
Rank#147  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score27.96
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score138.17
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#253  Overall
#17  Search engines
Websitebasex.orgwww.couchbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2007201119922019
Current release10.2, September 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes infoString, Boolean, NumberyesNumeric and String
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACID 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.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
More information provided by the system vendor
BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMicrosoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
» more
Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
» more
Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
» more
Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
» more
Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
» more
Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
» more
Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
» more
Milvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
» more
Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
» more
As of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
» more
Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMicrosoft AccessMilvus
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

XML Injection Attacks: What to Know About XPath, XQuery, XXE & More
18 May 2022, Hashed Out by The SSL Store™

BaseX: Free, open source XML wrangling
3 March 2015, Network World

provided by Google News

How Couchbase Fuels Its Cloud Database Growth Engine
15 September 2022, Acceleration Economy

How Cloud Database Leader Couchbase Hit the High-Performance Trifecta in Q2
9 September 2022, Acceleration Economy

Couchbase Research Finds That 88% of Developers are Under Pressure in the Race to the Cloud; Empowering Developers is the Critical Competitive Advantage
12 September 2022, PR Newswire

Multi-model databases to speed up app development — Couchbase
29 September 2022, BusinessWorld Online

Crew Clothing rolls out Couchbase mobile selling solution to improve in-store experience
14 September 2022, Diginomica

provided by Google News

Stellar Repair for Access – Software Review
1 September 2022, HackRead

The farmer who went from agriculture to hi-tech culture
3 October 2022, The Jerusalem Post

Microsoft fixes Access apps failing to open after July updates
22 July 2022, BleepingComputer

Microsoft investigates July updates breaking Access applications
15 July 2022, BleepingComputer

Microsoft Employees Love Figma, and It's Testing the Company's Cozy Relationship With Adobe
7 September 2022, Slashdot

provided by Google News

Zilliz Vector Database Research Featured at VLDB 2022
30 September 2022, Datanami

Zilliz Pioneers Vector Database R&D, Shares New Findings at VLDB 2022
19 September 2022, insideBIGDATA

Zilliz raises $60M for open source Milvus vector database
24 August 2022, TechTarget

Frank Liu, Director of Operations at Zilliz - Interview Series
9 September 2022, Unite.AI

Zilliz Announces Key Contributions to Milvus 2.1, the Leading Open-Source Vector Database for Structured and Unstructured Data
3 August 2022, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Enterprise Sales Representative- Minneapolis
Couchbase, Minneapolis, MN

Director, Couchbase Database - Query
Couchbase, Santa Clara, CA

Solutions Architect - (Remote East US)
Couchbase, Remote

Enterprise Sales Representative
Couchbase, Seattle, WA

Cloud Partner Business Development Manager- Remote, USA
Couchbase, Remote

MS ACCESS DEVELOPER
Manufacturing Hire, Mojave, CA

Repossession Specialist
Stellantis Financial Services US, Atlanta, GA

MS Access Programer
Rattan Consulting, Oklahoma City, OK

Data Analyst - MS Access Programming
Super Micro Computer, Inc., San Jose, CA

Manhattan Associates WMOS Support Consultant (Peak Support)
JGA LLC, Memphis, TN

Developer Advocate
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

Head of Developer Relations
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

Developer Community Manager
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

Staff Software Engineer, Distributed System
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer, High Performance Computing
Zilliz, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

Neo4j NODES 2022
Free online conference for developers and data scientists.
November 16/17 2022.
Register now for free!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Present your product here