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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Riak KV vs. Sadas Engine

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Riak KV vs. Sadas Engine

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  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 storeDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score140.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#106  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score6.25
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.02
Rank#345  Overall
#153  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sadasengine.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleBasho TechnologiesSADAS s.r.l.
Initial release1992199420092006
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201918.1.40, May 20202.1.0, April 20158.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infofree trial version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)ErlangC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
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 editionnono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availablenoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nonoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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