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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx vs. TimesTen

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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.)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.44
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesssphinxsearch.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesssphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release199220011998
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.1, January 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoPL/SQL
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Microsoft AccessSphinxTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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