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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RDF4J

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft 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.)Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score137.31
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score29.08
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.37
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrdf4j.org
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release199220142004
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item levelno
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsAzure Cosmos DB is Microsoft™s globally-distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesGlobal distribution Easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle...
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Typical application scenariosAzure Cosmos DB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Key customersJet.com, Asos, Real Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames, Schneider Electric,...
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Market metricsGartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith Azure Cosmos DB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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