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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP HANA

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityMicrosoft 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.)In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.34
Rank#142  Overall
#23  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#5  Object oriented DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
Score116.54
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score51.34
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftSAP
Initial release201819922010
Current release2018.1.1, February 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAppliance or cloud-service
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnoneyes
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 integrityyesyesyes
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 datayesyesyes
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 controlyesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes
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