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System Properties Comparison GeoSpock vs. InfinityDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Postgres-XL

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NameGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceMicrosoft 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.)Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.24
Rank#271  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#315  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score115.33
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#220  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitegeospock.comboilerbay.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperGeoSpockBoiler Bay Inc.Microsoft
Initial release200219922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 20194.01902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptJavaC++C
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexestemporal, categoricalno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBCAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingnonenonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tablenono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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