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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. mSQL vs. NSDb

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#37  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesshughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlnsdb.io
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperMicrosoftHughes Technologies
Initial release199219942017
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CJava, Scala
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
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 language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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