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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. NCache

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  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.)Open source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#136  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release19922004
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.9, February 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsWindows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking
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 2003authentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Microsoft AccessNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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