DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Datastax Enterprise vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.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.)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.90
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score141.01
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score6.32
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterpriseproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201119922001
Current release6.7, December 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
More information provided by the system vendor
Datastax EnterpriseMicrosoft AccessSphinx
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
» more
Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
» more
Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
» more
Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
» more
Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Datastax EnterpriseMicrosoft AccessSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Graphileon to Support DataStax Enterprise Graph
17 June 2019, Business Wire

DataStax's path from Cassandra
30 May 2019, ZDNet

What's next on agenda for DataStax? APIs, Kubernetes, and *checks notes* a desktop distro?
28 May 2019, The Register

DataStax soft launches Constellation for managing cloud deployments
29 May 2019, TechRadar

DataStax Announces the 2019 Stax Awards and Partner of the Year Winners
28 May 2019, HostReview.com

provided by Google News

Desk Operations Specialist - Fixed Income Trading - DRW
17 June 2019, Built In Chicago

4 methods to fix Unrecognized Database Format in MS Access
15 January 2019, Windows Report

Using SQL Server with Microsoft Access (includes code download)
19 November 2018, Toolbox

IT SPECIALIST (SYSANALYSIS/APPSW) Job in Kittery, Maine - Department of the Navy
9 June 2019, LemonWire

How to fix corrupted Microsoft Access databases
12 September 2018, Windows Report

provided by Google News

Breaking down the British elite forces: 4/73 (Sphinx) Special Observation Post Battery Royal Artillery
30 March 2019, NEWSREP

Types of open source software and Licenses
8 April 2019, H2S Media

Google Local "Get in Line" Button
13 February 2019, Search Engine Roundtable

Mortal Kombat Arcade Game At The GooglePlex
22 April 2019, Search Engine Roundtable

eCommerce Search & Personalization
6 May 2018, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

DevOps Data and Messaging Automation Engineer
Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH

Cassandra Developer
Sandhills Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ

WebMethods Support Engineer
The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Orlando, FL

Solutions Architect
DataStax, Texas

Data Engineer
Green Dot Corporation, Pasadena, CA

Project Engineer
Katalyst Healthcares & Life Sciences, Barrington, IL

Data and Reporting Analyst
Magellan Health, Madison, WI

Project engineer DHF remediation
Katalyst Healthcares & Life Sciences, Round Lake, IL

Data Analyst - Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg, Princeton, NJ

DATA ANALYST (Grant funded)
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Technical Content Editor (Python)
DemystData, New York, NY

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Runs on Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi. Easy to Operate, Fast Performance.
APIs for JS, .NET, Python.
Take a Free Download

Present your product here