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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Postgres-XL

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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.)Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score117.18
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release19922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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