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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Realm

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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.)A mobile DBMS often used as a replacement for SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score131.18
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score7.92
Rank#44  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessrealm.io
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release19922014
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infoLicenses are free. Parts are open sourced.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsserver-less
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
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.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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