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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server
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|Name||Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute Xexclude from comparison||InterSystems IRIS Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft SQL Server Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||MaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing||A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability||Microsofts flagship relational DBMS|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS a graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tables||Document store|
Object oriented DBMS
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Current release||2021.1, June 2021||SQL Server 2019, November 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial||commercial restricted free version is available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||AIX|
|Data scheme||yes||depending on used data model||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|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.||no||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language||yes||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||Fluentd|
RESTful HTTP API
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
|Supported programming languages||Java||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions in Java||yes||Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Implicit feature of the cloud service||Sharding||tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes Implicit feature of the cloud service||Source-replica replication||yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||yes||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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