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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft Access

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxMicrosoft 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 DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.58
Rank#70  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score172.95
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score135.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2products.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMMicrosoft
Initial release20101983 infohost version1992
Current release12.1, October 20161902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Windows 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
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 nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual 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.no
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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