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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. OpenQM

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  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.)QpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score141.01
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#245  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.openqm.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.openqm-zumasys.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftMartin Phillips
Initial release19921993
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
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 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 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item level

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