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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Snowflake

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.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.)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.53
Rank#93  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score5.94
Rank#64  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourcesdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200019922014
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
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 dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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