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DBMS > Microsoft Access vs. TerminusDB vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. TerminusDB vs. TimesTen

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.)Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score145.09
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#314  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#139  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessterminusdb.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#docs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperMicrosoftDataChemist Ltd.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release199220181998
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910.0.21, March 202211 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesPL/SQL
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph Partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneJournaling StreamsMulti-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 integrityyesyesyes
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 loggingyes infoin-memory journalingyes 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 2003Role-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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