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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Tarantool

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 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
Score6.35
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score114.84
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.50
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftMail.ru Group
Initial release198419922008
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoBSD
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 DLLsBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstring, 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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardFull-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 methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, 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.yesyes, 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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