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System Properties Comparison DataFS vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDataFS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.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 modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.09
Rank#360  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Score101.16
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitenewdatabase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xspdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperMobiland AGMicrosoft
Initial release20181992
Current release1.1.263, October 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindowsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersno, except callback-events from server when changes happenedyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesProprietary Sharding systemnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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 controlWindows-Profileno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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