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NameInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendMicrosoft 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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.14
Rank#142  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20051992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
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.no
Secondary indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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