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System Properties Comparison Infobright vs. Microsoft Access vs. Realm

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NameInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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.)A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.52
Rank#158  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score135.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score9.03
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websiteignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrealm.io
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release200519922014
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 OfficeOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
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
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 infoIn-Memory realm
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 2003yes

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