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DBMS > InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Access vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Access vs. TerarkDB

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.)A key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.98
Rank#92  Overall
#15  Document stores
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#47  Relational DBMS
Score113.17
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#386  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessgithub.com/­bytedance/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessbytedance.larkoffice.com/­docs/­doccnZmYFqHBm06BbvYgjsHHcKc
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftByteDance, originally Terark
Initial release201819922016
Current release2023.3, June 20231902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Ubuntu
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
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 2003no
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