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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  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.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score101.16
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release19922019
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and String
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Role based access control and fine grained access rights
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Microsoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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