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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. NuoDB vs. TimesTen

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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.)NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsAn in-memory SQL relational database that delivers microsecond response and high throughput for OLTP applications. TimesTen can be deployed as a standalone database or as a cache to a backend Oracle database.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score100.63
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#201  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#164  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.3ds.com/­nuodb-distributed-sql-databasewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdoc.nuodb.comdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­timesten/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftDassault Systèmes infooriginally NuoDB, Inc.Oracle infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release199220131998
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Release 22.1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
IBM AIX Power PC 64-bit
Linux arm64
Linux x86-64
Solaris SPARC 64
Solaris SPARC/x86
Solaris x86-64
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Pro*C/C++ programming interfaces
SQL and PL/SQL via JDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
Node.js
PL/SQL
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava, SQLPL/SQL
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtennone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTemporary tableyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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