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DBMS > Ehcache vs. FileMaker vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb

System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. FileMaker vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.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 modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.09
Rank#65  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score128.95
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.22
Rank#159  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.html
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleEmbarcaderoMicrosoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release20091983198419921984
Current release3.9.6, September 202119.3.1, June 2021InterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.4.1.1, 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsHP Open VMS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsJCacheFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaPHP.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta ServerSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Interbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenoACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, on a single node
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyes 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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