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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 relationshipsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score131.18
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#342  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#311  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessterminusdb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxterminusdb.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperMicrosoftDataChemist Ltd.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release199220182011
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.0, 20187.x
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, RustC#
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinuxAny that supports .NET
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)no
APIs and other access methodsDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
JavaScript
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
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 loggingyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 controlBased on Windows Authentication

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