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DBMS > Machbase Neo vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

System Properties Comparison Machbase Neo vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

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NameMachbase Neo infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataMicrosoft 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.)Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.12
Rank#339  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score104.92
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score5.59
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitemachbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationmachbase.com/­dbmsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesslearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperMachbaseMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201319922015
Current releaseV8.0, August 20231902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019V1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree test version availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes 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.yes infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes infousing Azure authentication

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