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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.)JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score137.31
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score3.13
Rank#84  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesspouchdb.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release19922012
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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