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System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. GeoSpock vs. Microsoft Access vs. Postgres-XL

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Spatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleMicrosoft 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.)Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.24
Rank#271  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score115.33
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#220  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitegeospock.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGeoSpockMicrosoft
Initial release200819922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release7.2.4, September 20122.0, September 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java, JavascriptC++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyestemporal, categoricalyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBCADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic shardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users can be defined per tableno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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