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DBMS > Elasticsearch vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Coherence

System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Coherence

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricMicrosoft 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.)Oracles in-memory data grid solution
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score134.79
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score107.93
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score2.32
Rank#126  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­java/­coherence
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperElasticMicrosoftOracle
Initial release201019922007
Current release8.6, January 20231902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201914.1, August 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-free
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoLive Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infooptionally
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003authentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authentication

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