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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. ScyllaDB

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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.)Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.35
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score114.84
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftScyllaDB
Initial release198419922015
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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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 DLLsLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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 infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, Lua
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yesyes infoin-memory tables
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 can be defined per object
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InterbaseMicrosoft AccessScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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