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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Oracle Rdb

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  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 multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score100.63
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score2.93
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#14  Key-value stores
#50  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#182  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­technologies/­nosqlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb-doc.html
DeveloperMicrosoftOracleOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release199220111984
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201924.1, May 20247.4.1.1, 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
HP Open VMS
Data schemeyesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.Flexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table feature
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)yes, on a single node
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.yes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights for users and roles

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