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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. SAP IQ vs. ToroDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  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.)Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score115.40
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.43
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#322  Overall
#41  Document stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesshelp.sap.com/­iqwww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, formerly Sybase8Kdata
Initial release199219942016
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201916.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSAP/Sybase Replication ServerSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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