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

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesMicrosoft 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 transactionsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.03
Rank#341  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score146.50
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#348  Overall
#36  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessnuodb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdoc.nuodb.comvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.MicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2015199220132011
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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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)
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesno
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava, SQLno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTemporary tableyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative UsersBased on Windows Authentication

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