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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. MonetDB vs. Newts

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. MonetDB vs. Newts

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMicrosoft 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 relational database management system that stores data in columnsTime Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#123  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.monetdb.orgopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftMonetDB BVOpenNMS Group
Initial release1984199220042014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Oct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++CJava
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding via remote tablesSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
InterbaseMicrosoft AccessMonetDBNewts
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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