DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Cloudant vs. DolphinDB vs. InfinityDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. DolphinDB vs. InfinityDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceMicrosoft 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.)Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.44
Rank#84  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.32
Rank#241  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#311  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score125.14
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score31.63
Rank#25  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitecloudant.comwww.dolphindb.comboilerbay.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.dolphindb.com/­helpboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014DolphinDB, IncBoiler Bay Inc.MicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20102018200219922014
Current release4.01902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community version availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageErlangC++JavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript
Triggersyesnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesnonenoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleyesACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAdministrators, Users, Groupsnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item level

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CloudantDolphinDBInfinityDBMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
DB-Engines blog posts

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

Meet some database management systems you are likely to hear more about in the future
4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

show all

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

IBM Adds Kubernetes Operator for CouchDB
26 September 2019, Datanami

EnterpriseDB Powers Subscription Growth for 40th Consecutive Quarter; Signs IBM Agreement
19 February 2020, Yahoo Finance

How to Trigger OpenWhisk Actions on Cloudant Databases Changes
27 July 2016, DZone News

Meet the finalists for IBM's $200K Call for Code competition
10 September 2019, The Next Web

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

provided by Google News

What's the Difference Between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL?
14 December 2019, Electronic Design

Top 5 REST API Security Guidelines
21 December 2016, DZone News

provided by Google News

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice
27 March 2020, Kyiv Post

Fix Microsoft Office Access error in loading DLL with these steps
16 August 2019, Windows Report

The Future (and Past) of Application Security and Encryption
4 March 2020, ITPro Today

4 methods to fix Unrecognized Database Format in MS Access
15 January 2019, Windows Report

Using SQL Server With Microsoft Access (Includes Code Download)
19 November 2018, Toolbox

provided by Google News

Microsoft to introduce a free tier of its Cosmos DB NoSQL database
5 March 2020, ZDNet

Coughs and sneezes spread releases: Microsoft's Cosmos DB is getting a freebie tier but you're not meant to know yet
5 March 2020, The Register

How to make the most of Azure Cosmos DB's free tier
10 March 2020, InfoWorld

Microsoft faces trademark dispute in Ahmedabad
18 March 2020, BusinessLine

NoSQL Databases Software Market Will Grow at a Healthy With Top Key Players – MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase, MarkLogic
17 March 2020, Bandera County Courier

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Solutions Architects - NoSQL and In-Memory Database
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Visual Basic for Application - MS Access Developer
Sukup Manufacturing, United States

Intern - MS Access Programmer / Developer
Infineon Technologies, El Segundo, CA

MS Access DBA
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Auburn Hills, MI

MS-Access/SQL-Server Developer
ALPAC, Inc, Ann Arbor, MI

MS Access Programer
Rattan Consulting, Oklahoma City, OK

Jr. Azure Data Engineer
34T GoDeploy Group, Miami, FL

Azure/ Cloud Data Architect
TCS, Blue Ash, OH

Azure Architect
PriServe Consulting Inc, Nashville, TN

Azure Customer Engineer
Microsoft, Korea, VA

Azure Customer Engineering Manager
Microsoft, United States

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here