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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Valentina Server

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Valentina Server

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  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.)Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score133.36
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#109  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#279  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessvalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperMicrosoftSybase, SAPParadigma Software
Initial release199219931999
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Delphi
Perl
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 datayesyes
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.no infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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