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System Properties Comparison Ingres vs. Microsoft Access

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NameIngres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWell established RDBMSMicrosoft 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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Score3.80
Rank#77  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score100.63
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.actian.com/­databases/­ingreswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.actian.com/­ingresdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperActian CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release1974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s1992
Current release11.2, May 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
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 infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files available
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneouslynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesIngres Replicatornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
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 datayes infoMVCCyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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