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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. NCache vs. Oracle Rdb

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  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 and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value Store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score100.63
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#193  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score1.04
Rank#182  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb-doc.html
DeveloperMicrosoftAlachisoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release199220051984
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.3.3, April 20247.4.1.1, 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
HP Open VMS
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingyes, on a single node
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Microsoft AccessNCacheOracle Rdb
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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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 since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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