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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. UniData,UniVerse

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.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.)MultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.19
Rank#81  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftRocket Software
Initial release201319921985
Current release6.2.28, November 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial 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 languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesoptional
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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