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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Drill

if you're doing joins from hBASE, hdfs, cassandra and redis, then this works.Using it as a be all end all does not suit it. This is not your straight forward magic software that works for all scenarios. One needs to determine the use case to see if Apache Drill fits the needs. 3/4 of the time, usually it does.
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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is best suited as a front end to other databases as well as for small to medium databases where the user determines that they have gone beyond the design and function capabilities of Excel. Microsoft Access is less suited when there is a need for heavy database use and complex data queries. All in all, for the average Office user who needs a database program, Access is a solid choice.
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Pros

Apache Drill

  • queries multiple data sources with ease.
  • supports sql, so non technical users who know sql, can run query sets
  • 3rd party tools, like tableau, zoom data and looker were able to connect with no issues
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Microsoft Access

  • Microsoft Access is fast performing software, which is always a plus. I also appreciate that it connects seamlessly to Microsoft software, among other products. It is easy to troubleshoot just by googling solutions.
  • Critics might say that the software is simple when compared to similar other products, but I would argue that the simplicity of Access is an advantage. It is easy to learn and it rarely malfunctions, even when communicating with other systems.
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Cons

Apache Drill

  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
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Microsoft Access

  • It could get much better by auto-coloring parts of the SQL code to show connections to certain tables and auto correcting any grammatical issues with capitalization that identifies certain fields, queries, or tables.
  • Importing from excel can be interesting because it draws from the first sheet of an excel document by default and makes users have to slide data around to get a proper input into MS Access.
  • Having templates for buttons, navigation pages, and more customization tools for these areas within MS Access.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill

Apache Drill 7.0
Based on 1 answer
if Presto comes up with more support (ie hbase, s3), then its strongly possible that we'll move from apache drill to prestoDB. However, Apache drill needs more configuration ease, especially when it comes to garbage collection tuning. If apache drill could support also sparkSQL and Flume, then it does change drill into being something more valuable than prestoDB
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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 9.5
Based on 16 answers
I and the rest of my team will renew our Microsoft Access in the future because we use and maintain many different applications and databases created using Microsoft Access so we will need to maintain them in the future. Additionally, it is a standard at our place of work so it is at $0 cost to us to use. Another reason for renewing Microsoft Access is that we just don' t have the resources needed to extend into a network of users so we need to remain a single-desktop application at this time.
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Usability

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft Access is easy to use. It is compatible with spreadsheets. It is a very good data management tool. There is scope to save a large amount of data in one place. For using this database, one does not need much training, can be shared among multiple users. This database has to sort and filtering features which seem to be very useful.
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Support

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 6.8
Based on 3 answers
I intend to elaborate very soon via another update, after checking some of my notes.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Drill

compared to presto, has more support than prestodb.Impala has limitations to what drill can supportapache phoenix only supports for hbase. no support for cassandra. Apache drill was chosen, because of the multiple data stores that it supports htat the other 3 do not support. Presto does not support hbase as of yet. Impala does not support query to cassandra
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Microsoft Access

Access is the perfect option for small to medium sized groups that would like a simple user interface within the array of Microsoft suite applications
Options such as Teradata, Oracle, and Zoho applications offer much more complex versions of a database, but cost much more than Access and do no have some of the easier user inputting tools, such as design view.
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Return on Investment

Apache Drill

  • Configuration has taken some serious time out.
  • Garbage collection tuning. is a constant hassle. time and effort applied to it, vs dedicating resources elsewhere.
  • w/ sql support, reduces the need of devs to generate the resultset for analysts, when they can run queries themselves (if they know sql).
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Microsoft Access

  • Very positive ROI as it is a relatively inexpensive way of achieving the basic business requirements and objectives.
  • Great for a startup company environment, offering a program fully functioning without additional fees and service charges that allows for initial data to be recorded within an organization with reliability.
  • Could get a little bit more out of the reporting tools, as too much time can be taken to design the form after initial wizard setup. This negative impact can be overcome, but a more fluid reporting system would be ideal.
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Pricing Details

Apache Drill

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Access

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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