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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. MaxDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimesTen

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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.)In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.34
Rank#267  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score4.06
Rank#87  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.71
Rank#137  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgmaxdb.sap.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997MicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2018198419921998
Current release0.2, August 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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 DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
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
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginePL/SQL
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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