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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.23
Rank#346  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score0.15
Rank#365  Overall
#3  Event Stores
#35  Time Series DBMS
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperAlibabaIBMMicrosoft
Initial release201620171989
Current release2.0SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceActive-active shard replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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