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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ScyllaDB vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ScyllaDB vs. SpaceTime

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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 serviceCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Wide column store
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score128.95
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.91
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.scylladb.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftScyllaDBMireo
Initial release1992201420152020
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)A 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
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
RESTful 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
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptyes, Luano
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
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
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 partitionno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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