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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. searchxml vs. SpaceTime

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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.)DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbhMireo
Initial release199220152020
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsWindowsLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingmultiple readers, single writerno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesyes

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