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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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.)Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score138.17
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#333  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperMicrosoftSTS Soft SC
Initial release19922011
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsWindows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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