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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. MemSQL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. MemSQL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageMicrosoft 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.)Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.60
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score8.79
Rank#46  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.memsql.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehouse
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.memsql.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehouse
DeveloperYandex LLCMemSQL Inc.MicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2016201319922016
Current releasev20.3.17.173, August 20207.1.7, August 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++C++C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version requiredWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
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 indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineTransact SQL
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes

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