DB-EnginesExtremeDB: database for embedded systemsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TypeDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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.)TypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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
Score0.84
Rank#193  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftGrakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release198419922016
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCC++Java
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
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
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 nodesnonenoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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 infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
InterbaseMicrosoft AccessTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a database technology that serves as the knowledge base foundation to intelligent...
» more
Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of TypeDB allows for modelling...
» more
Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
InterbaseMicrosoft AccessTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
DB-Engines blog posts

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

dbExpress Drivers with Support for Oracle 21c, PostgreSQL 13, and Interbase OTW Encryption
24 July 2021, IT News Online

Embarcadero Announces InterBase 2020, Flagship Database Management System Now with Tablespaces and Patented Change ViewsTM Technology
15 November 2019, Business Wire

Hidden risks with third-party software and how to mitigate those risks
27 November 2020, Security Magazine

AHQ (Unit) Islamabad wins interbase shooting c'ship
12 February 2020, Pakistan Observer

Embarcadero Introduces RAD Studio 10.3.3 with 64-bit Android App Development Capabilities and Enhanced Multi-Tier Support
21 November 2019, Business Wire

provided by Google News

How to Create a VBScript ODBC Connection
27 July 2021, MakeUseOf

Storage surprise: Why latency is more important than bandwidth
25 July 2021, ZDNet

Jabatix turns legacy issues into present and future successes
26 July 2021, Bobsguide

Retirement Investment Analyst I/II
14 July 2021, Pensions & Investments

CSC says ICT specialists can now apply for eligibility
30 June 2021, GMA News Online

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Integration and Support Engineer
ZEISS Group, Dublin, CA

Software developer
InterBase Corporation, Yorba Linda, CA

IT Systems Coordinator
Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa, Reno, NV

Warehouse Supervisor
Gamestop, Shepherdsville, KY

Data Entry Operator
HealthAxis Group, United States

Materials Logistic Agent
QualiTau Inc., Santa Clara, CA

DATA SPECIALIST/ANALYST (MS Access, VBA, XML, XSLT)
DK Consulting, LLC, Baltimore, MD

Administrative Assistant
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database machine learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Present your product here