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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Microsoft Access

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-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 modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.80
Rank#144  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score133.83
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMicrosoft
Initial release20071992
Current release10.3, October 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesActionscript
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 proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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