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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  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.)Widely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score100.63
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#127  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release19921994
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201918.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 datayes
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 2003no

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