DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. Neo4j

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Neo4j

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Microsoft Access and Neo4j with PostgreSQL, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  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 graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score49.49
Rank#22  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessneo4j.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release19922007
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.5.4, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft AccessNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNeo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
» more
Competitive advantagesNeo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
» more
Key customersOver 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
» more
Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
» more
News

Graphs in Government: Introduction to Graph Technology
22 April 2019

This Week in Neo4j – Content-Based Recommendations using Knowledge Graphs, Augment Intelligence with Graph Power, Graph Algorithms in Practice
20 April 2019

More Data, More Visualizations: 5-Minute Interview with Sebastian Müller
19 April 2019

Here’s How the Neo4j Community Celebrated Global Graph Celebration Day!
18 April 2019

BloodHound: How Graphs Changed the Way Hackers Attack
17 April 2019

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Microsoft AccessNeo4j
DB-Engines blog posts

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

The openCypher Project: Help Shape the SQL for Graphs
22 December 2015, Emil Eifrem (guest author)

Graph DBMS increased their popularity by 500% within the last 2 years
3 March 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Import MS Access Data Into Epicor?
17 April 2019, Toolbox

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust to create £800k data warehouse
18 April 2019, PublicTechnology

Intellifront BI Combines Data Analytics With Business Intelligence
18 April 2019, PRUnderground

Analyst/Programmer
23 February 2019, BethesdaMagazine.com

7.8 Crore Citizens’ Aadhaar Data Stolen And Misused, Threat To National Security Too
18 April 2019, The Logical Indian

provided by Google News

Neo4j Startup Program Expands Availability and Benefits
26 March 2019, PRNewswire

Neo4j and Google Cloud Enter into Strategic Partnership
10 April 2019, MarTech Advisor

Neo4j and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership
9 April 2019, PRNewswire

Neo4j's Graphs4Good Receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company's 2019 World Changing Ideas
8 April 2019, PRNewswire

Neo4j Expands Startup Access to Graph Database
26 March 2019, Datanami

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Analyst
PharMerica, Louisville, KY

Data Analyst
Calpine, Houston, TX

Data Analyst
Affiliated Monitoring, Union, NJ

Data Analyst
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, Washington, DC

Data Analyst
Credit Suisse, Raleigh, NC

Data Architect (Remote)
First San Francisco Partners, Remote

Data Scientist
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Durham, NC

Software Developer, Junior
Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Intern
neo4j.com, Boston, MA

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Intern
neo4j.com, New York, NY

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Neo4j logo

Get your step-by-step guide comparing RDBMS to graph databases, including data models, query languages, and deployment strategies.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here