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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. ObjectBox vs. Oracle

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  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.)Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileWidely used RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Vector DBMS infosince Oracle 23
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score104.92
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#170  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Score1236.29
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessobjectbox.iowww.oracle.com/­database
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.objectbox.iodocs.oracle.com/­en/­database
DeveloperMicrosoftObjectBox LimitedOracle
Initial release199220171980
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201923c, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columns
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary native APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possible
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneonline/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan be realized in PL/SQL
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterized
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 infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Microsoft AccessObjectBoxOracle
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