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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Teradata vs. Teradata Aster

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
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.)A hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score137.31
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score77.83
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.teradata.comwww.teradata.com/­products-and-services/­teradata-analytics-platform
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperMicrosoftTeradataTeradata
Initial release199219842005
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
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++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Linux
Linux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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 infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash indexyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2016 + extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallelR packages
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoHashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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