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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMicrosoft 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 modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.15
Rank#116  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score135.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.gridgain.com/­docsmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20071992
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.11902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes 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 nodesyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
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 controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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