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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. MonetDB vs. RocksDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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 columnsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score121.75
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#143  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#94  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.monetdb.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftMonetDB BVFacebook, Inc.
Initial release199220042013
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Jul2021-SP2, July 20218.8.1, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
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 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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