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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. mSQL vs. NSDb vs. OrigoDB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. mSQL vs. NSDb vs. OrigoDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonOrigoDB  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.)mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesA fully ACID in-memory object graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#52  Document stores
#20  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesshughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlnsdb.ioorigodb.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessnsdb.io/­Architectureorigodb.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftHughes TechnologiesRobert Friberg et al
Initial release1992199420172009 infounder the name LiveDB
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CJava, ScalaC#
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringUser defined using .NET types and collections
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.nonono infocan be achieved using .NET
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
.NET Client API
HTTP API
LINQ
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Java
Scala
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenonoyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyes infoDomain Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardinghorizontal partitioning infoclient side managed; servers are not synchronized
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonodepending on model
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesUsing Apache Luceneyes infoWrite ahead log
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003noRole based authorization

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