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System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. Microsoft Access vs. Solr

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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  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 widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.61
Rank#216  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score52.48
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesslucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release201419922006
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20198.6.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava plugins
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes

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