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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Greenplum vs. Microsoft Access

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.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 storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score3.74
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score11.93
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.compivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comgpdb.docs.pivotal.iomsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Pivotal Software Inc.Microsoft
Initial release201020051992
Current release5.10.0, July 20181902 (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++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyes 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
Master-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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