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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Tarantool

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Tarantool

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  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.)In-memory database with an integrated application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
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
Score1.24
Rank#156  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score1.56
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Mail.ru Group
Initial release1984199219842008
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.4.1.1, 20212.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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 DLLsHP Open VMSBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Open binary protocol
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#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, on a single nodeACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights for users and roles

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