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

DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Access vs. OpenTSDB vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Access vs. OpenTSDB vs. PostgreSQL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.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.)Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.39
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score2.30
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score542.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessopentsdb.netwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoftcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release2005199220111989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current releaseV10, November 20171902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201913.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • ScaleGrid for PostgreSQL: Fully managed PostgreSQL hosting on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL: A fully managed, scalable PostgreSQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
Implementation languageCC++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneSharding infobased on HBasepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresMicrosoft AccessOpenTSDBPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
» more
Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
» more
Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
» more
Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
» more
Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
» 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
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

CYBERTEC: your professional partner for PostgreSQL services and Data Science based on PostgreSQL since 2000. With offices in Austria, Uruguay, Estonia and Switzerland, CYBERTEC operates worldwide!
» more

2ndQuadrant: Mission Critical Databases.
» more

Navicat for PostgreSQL is an easy-to-use graphical tool for PostgreSQL database development.
» more

pgDash: In-Depth PostgreSQL Monitoring.
» more

Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides fully managed, enterprise-ready community PostgreSQL database as a service
» more

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

More resources
EDB PostgresMicrosoft AccessOpenTSDBPostgreSQL
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

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

PostgreSQL Online Trainings
Online Training Courses, 4 May 2020 - 11 December 2020

Recent citations in the news

EDB Postgres Advanced Server Achieves Good Software Certification
21 September 2020, Business Wire

EDB Postgres CEO stays focused amid changing database times
24 May 2017, IDG Connect

EnterpriseDB Rebrands to EDB; Continues to Lead in the PostgreSQL Movement
23 June 2020, Business Wire

EDB Growth Accelerates With 65 Percent Increase in Subscription Revenue; 4300 Registrations for Postgres Vision
31 July 2020, Business Wire

EnterpriseDB Announces Postgres Platform 12; Extends Leading Open Source Database
10 December 2019, RealWire

provided by Google News

Telemental health counseling grows amid pandemic, but technology brings own stress
14 September 2020, Clarion Ledger

CA/ICWA/CS vacancy in Bank of America
25 September 2020, taxscan.in

Poets&Quants MBA Watch | Ms. Access To Opportunities
2 June 2020, Poets&Quants

The Top 50 Programming Languages to Learn Coding
17 September 2020, Analytics Insight

Data Entry Clerks
14 September 2020, ReliefWeb

provided by Google News

Pinterest Switches from OpenTSDB to Their Own Time Series Database
16 September 2018, InfoQ.com

From Batch to Streaming to Both
11 May 2020, InfoQ.com

The Best 9 Database Platforms Catering to Big Data Requirements
10 March 2020, CIO East Africa

The new rise of time-series databases
26 February 2018, Smart Industry

Thanos - a Scalable Prometheus with Unlimited Storage
9 June 2018, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

2ndQuadrant Contributes Major Features to PostgreSQL 13
24 September 2020, PRNewswire

How Can PostgreSQL, The Most Advanced Open Source Relational Database, Benefit Your Company?
8 September 2020, DC Velocity

PostgreSQL 13 Released: Performance Gains, Space Savings, Enhanced Security, Developer Experience
24 September 2020, PR Web

Crunchy PostgreSQL for Kubernetes Now Available Through Red Hat Marketplace
8 September 2020, PRNewswire

Why should businesses upgrade their PostgreSQL Database?
17 September 2020, ITProPortal

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Sr. Oracle Postgres Engineer
Silicon Valley Bank, Tempe, AZ

Senior PostgreSQL Application DBA
eSystems Inc., Linthicum, MD

ONSITE | Senior Azure Data Engineer
Photon, Norwalk, CT

Senior Applications DBA
Web Synergies, Maryland

Database Administrator 2
DCCA, Laurel, MD

Safety Professional
Black Hills Energy, Rapid City, SD

MS Access Programer
Rattan Consulting, Oklahoma City, OK

DATA ENTRY - STOP 1 (FRESNO)
WESTCARE CALIFORNIA INC, Fresno, CA

Payroll Clerk II
DISH Network, Englewood, CO

L&I IT Customer Support – Entry Level
State of Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries, Tumwater, WA

Software Engineer
BAE Systems, Annapolis Junction, MD

Software Development Snr Manager
Oracle, United States

Software Engineer
BAE Systems, Fort Meade, MD

Software Engineer
Intelliforce IT Solutions Group, Ellicott City, MD

Data Engineer – Logs
PERITUS.AI, Palo Alto, CA

Service Delivery Manager
Percona, Remote

Jr. QA Analyst Trainee
SQA², Los Alamitos, CA

GIS Analyst
City of Casa Grande, Casa Grande, AZ

Software Generalist – Fullstack
Burstorm, San Carlos, CA

PostgreSQL Developer (Only W2)
Sage IT, Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Couchbase logo

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

Neo4j logo

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

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here