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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score101.16
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#141  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftMonetDB BV
Initial release19922004
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Dec2023 (11.49), December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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