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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Newts vs. VelocityDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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.)Time Series DBMS based on CassandraA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#358  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#324  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessopennms.github.io/­newtsvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikivelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenNMS GroupVelocityDB Inc
Initial release199220142011
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC#
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Java API
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnoACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003noBased on Windows Authentication

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