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

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.)Key-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftOracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release199220112014
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201919.5, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
hosted
Data schemeyesoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
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 APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenouser defined functions
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shardyes
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)ACID
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 rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Key customersLarge credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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