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DBMS > Hypertable vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopLight-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.)In-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.13
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score128.95
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperHypertable Inc.EmbarcaderoMicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Juxt Ltd.
Initial release20091984199219982019
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016InterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++CC++Clojure
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.no infoexport as XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginePL/SQLno
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelInterbase Change ViewsnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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