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DBMS > Impala vs. Microsoft Access vs. MySQL vs. Sequoiadb

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. Microsoft Access vs. MySQL vs. Sequoiadb

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopMicrosoft 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.)Widely used open source RDBMSNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIDocument store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.68
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1219.77
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#245  Overall
#38  Document stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.mysql.comwww.sequoiadb.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdev.mysql.com/­docwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=index
DeveloperClouderaMicrosoftOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSequoiadb Ltd.
Initial release2013199219952013
Current release3.4.0, April 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20198.0.26, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regex
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoproprietary syntaxJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineDocument is locked during a transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolessimple password-based access control

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