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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Riak KV vs. Sphinx

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.)Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#146  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score5.24
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-kvsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Basho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1992198420092001
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.3.3.2.0, 20192.1.0, April 20153.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsHP Open VMSLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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 indexesyesyesrestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, on a single nodenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nono

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