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DBMS > BigObject vs. FatDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. FatDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. NuoDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.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.)NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.03
Rank#341  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score146.50
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessnuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.FatCloudMicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2015201219922013
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
WindowsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infovia applicationsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava, SQL
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factornoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyes infoMVCC
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.yesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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