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DBMS > LokiJS vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory JavaScript 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.)A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score130.07
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitelokijs.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationlokijs.org/­#/­docsmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201419922012
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes 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 infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes 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 controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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