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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RethinkDB vs. SiteWhere vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RethinkDB vs. SiteWhere vs. SpaceTime

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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 serviceDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score39.71
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.22
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrethinkdb.comsitewhere.iowww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbrethinkdb.com/­docssitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SiteWhereMireo
Initial release19922014200920102020
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freepredefined schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query languagenonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
HTTP RESTRESTful HTTP API
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
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding inforange basedSharding infobased on HBaseFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
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 partitionAtomic single-document operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item levelyes infousers and table-level permissionsUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptyes

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