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

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NameMicrosoft Access  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.)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score131.18
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score5.04
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score86.84
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release199219922003
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
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 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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
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#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.yesno
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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