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DBMS > Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Access vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Access vs. TerarkDB

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.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.)A key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.77
Rank#94  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score130.07
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsamsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftTerark
Initial release200219922016
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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