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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.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 modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.74
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score0.94
Rank#161  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#79  Relational DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.foundationdb.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014FoundationDBMicrosoft
Initial release201020131992
Current release6.2.11, November 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptin SQL-layer onlyyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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