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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. Microsoft Access vs. RocksDB

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.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.)Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.67
Rank#52  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score133.83
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score4.43
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitewww.h2database.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperThomas MuellerMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release200519922013
Current release2.1.210, January 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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