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DBMS > InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

System Properties Comparison InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparison
Caché is a deprecated database engine which is substituted with InterSystems IRIS. It therefore is removed from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverMicrosoft 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 in-process key-value store
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score101.16
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#126  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release199719921994
Current release2018.1.4, May 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201918.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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