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Microsoft SQL Server System Properties

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server
DescriptionMicrosofts relational DBMS
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score1142.82
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­sqlserver
Technical documentationwww.microsoft.com/­sqlserver/­en/­us/­default.aspx
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release1989
Current releaseSQL Server 2014 SP1 CU6, April 2016
Licensecommercial restricted free version is available
Database as a Service (DBaaS) Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsWindows
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsOLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresTransact SQL and .NET languages
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduceno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Conferences and events

PASS Summit 2016
Seattle, Washington, USA, 25-28 October 2016

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