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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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.)Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score6.43
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score89.40
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release1992201319922003
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20196.13.3, October 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingyesACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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