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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.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.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.30
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score87.34
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
products.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarymsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperDataStaxIBMMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
MicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release20112017200919922014
Current release6.7, December 20181.1.310.4.12, January 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keynonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes 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.yesyesyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMariaDBMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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