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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  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.)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsiridb.net
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.siridb.net
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseTransceptor Technology
Initial release199219922017
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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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
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts

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