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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. RRDtool vs. SiriDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  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.)Industry 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.Open Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score117.23
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#98  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#319  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolsiridb.net
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.siridb.net
DeveloperMicrosoftTobias OetikerTransceptor Technology
Initial release199219992017
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsHP-UX
Linux
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes infoNumeric data
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
in-process shared library
Pipes
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
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
C
C++
Go
Python
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 nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
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 datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nosimple rights management via user accounts

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