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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. Cassandra vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.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 modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#99  Relational DBMS
Score120.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score128.58
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacecassandra.apache.orgwww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperFairCom CorporationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release1979200819831992
Current releaseV11.5, November 20173.11.5, October 201918, May 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++noyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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