DB-EngineseXtremeDB: 5 9's high availability databaseEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > GBase vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison GBase vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Access

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataMicrosoft 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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.89
Rank#171  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score24.65
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score116.54
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
msdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Microsoft
Initial release19841992
Current releaseGBase 8a14.10.FC3, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
GBaseInformixMicrosoft Access
DB-Engines blog posts

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Microsoft says it will not support PHP 8.0 for Windows in 'any capacity'
13 July 2020, www.computing.co.uk

Relational Databases Software Market Study Report (2020-2026), Competitive Analysis, Proposal Strategy, Potential Targets, Assessment And Recommendations | DataIntelo
14 July 2020, Daily Research Chronicles

Global Database Management Software Market 2020 to Witness Growth Based On Rising Incidence of economy Till 2026 | COVID19 Impact Analysis | Key Players: IBM, SolarWinds, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, etc. | InForGrowth
10 July 2020, Jewish Life News

Global Relational Database Management System Market and Forecast Analyzed in a New Research Report 2020 – 2025
9 July 2020, Jewish Life News

Fugitive Silicon Valley tech executive hauled into federal court
15 October 2019, The Mercury News

provided by Google News

Introducing Antrow, a German Software Development company that offers MS-Access to Web App conversion Services - Press Release
16 June 2020, Digital Journal

Patients With MS Want to Discuss Costs of Care, but Often Do Not
10 July 2020, AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Complete Big Data & Power BI Bundle Can Be Yours For Just $39.99 – Avail This Limited Discount Now
6 July 2020, Wccftech

Epic Report Writer
9 July 2020, Charlotte Agenda

Enterprise Chromebooks to get Windows app support this fall via Parallels
16 June 2020, About Chromebooks

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Workforce Management Forecast Analyst
Toyota, Plano, TX

Research Clerk - 1st Shift
Inmar, Grand Prairie, TX

Sr. Database Administrators
CodeSmart, Lacey, WA

Java developer
Infosys Limited, Bentonville, AR

1st and Mid-Shift Receiving Clerk
Inmar, Fort Worth, TX

DATA ENTRY
WestCare Foundation, North Highlands, CA

VBA & MS Access Programmer
Alderson Loop, Pensacola, FL

MS Access Programer
Rattan Consulting, Oklahoma City, OK

Customer Service Representative
Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

MS-Access/SQL-Server Developer
ALPAC, Inc, Ann Arbor, MI

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Arangodb logo

One open-source engine for graph, document & search. Simplify your deployment
stack on Prem, in the cloud - Anywhere.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Present your product here