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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMicrosoft 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.20
Rank#80  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score6.57
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score113.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperExasolEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release200019841992
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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