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DBMS > MaxDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. TerminusDB vs. TimesTen

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsMicrosoft 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.)Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.06
Rank#87  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Score1.71
Rank#137  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitemaxdb.sap.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessterminusdb.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#docs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997MicrosoftDataChemist Ltd.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984199220181998
Current release7.9.10 (January 2020), 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910.0.21, March 202211 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneGraph Partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneJournaling StreamsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoin-memory journalingyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Role-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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