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

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

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 columnsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score1.85
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.monetdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftMonetDB BVOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984199220041998
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Oct2020-SP2, January 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes
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
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
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
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in SQL, C, RPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseMicrosoft AccessMonetDBTimesTen
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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