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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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.)Distributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score115.33
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#129  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperMicrosoftVoltDB Inc.
Initial release19922010
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users and roles with access to stored procedures

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