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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityMicrosoft 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 modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.37
Rank#222  Overall
#29  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
#104  Relational DBMS
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20141992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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FaunaDBMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsA flexible document-relational query language High performance single-phase ACID...
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Competitive advantages​Document-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed ledger Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content feeds...
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