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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. RavenDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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 Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score144.65
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score4.66
Rank#62  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessravendb.net
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftHibernating Rhinos
Initial release19922010
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.1, September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
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
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
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 loggingACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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Microsoft AccessRavenDB
Specific characteristicsMentioned in both Gartner and Forrester research, RavenDB is a pioneer in the newest...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Vodafone, Medicaid, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight, JetBrains
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Community : You can take...
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