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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. ObjectBox

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  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.)Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.57
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score113.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#188  Overall
#8  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessobjectbox.io
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftObjectBox Limited
Initial release198419922017
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary native 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++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnoneonline/offline synchronization between client and server
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 datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes
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