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DBMS > BigObject vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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.)A high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.08
Rank#309  Overall
#140  Relational DBMS
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#165  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessquestdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.MicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release201519922014
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
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 DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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BigObjectMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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