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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSMicrosoft 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.)Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.85
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score116.72
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score3.74
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftSybase, SAP
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319921993
Current release3.6, May 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
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 datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Kdb+Microsoft AccessSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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