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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Prometheus vs. RRDtool

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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.)Open-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring systemIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score113.17
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#119  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessprometheus.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessprometheus.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMicrosoftTobias Oetiker
Initial release199220151999
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++GoC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possibleno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nono

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