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DBMS > DuckDB vs. MaxDB vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. MaxDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsMicrosoft 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 DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.33
Rank#270  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score3.75
Rank#89  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score145.09
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgmaxdb.sap.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Microsoft
Initial release201819841992
Current release0.2, August 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsserver-lessAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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