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

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NameGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleMicrosoft 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 DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.23
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#218  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitegeospock.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperGeoSpockMicrosoft
Initial release19922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC++C
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexestemporal, categoricalyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
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 proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tableno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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