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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. OmniSci

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  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.)A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release19922016
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019V4
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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