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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityMicrosoft 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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.10
Rank#110  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperCognitectMicrosoft
Initial release20121992
Current release0.91902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
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 persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes 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.yes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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