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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMicrosoft 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 modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.83
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score6.57
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score113.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperHarperDBEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release201719841992
Current release3.0, May 2021InterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.jsCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusternonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedInterbase Change Viewsnone
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 dataAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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HarperDBInterbaseMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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