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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. MaxDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server
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|Name||Apache Drill Xexclude from comparison||MaxDB formerly named Adabas-D Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft SQL Server Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Schema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage||A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions||Microsofts flagship relational DBMS|
|Primary database model||Document store|
|Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation||SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997||Microsoft|
|Current release||1.19.0, June 2021||7.9.10 (January 2020), 2020||SQL Server 2019, November 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache Version 2||commercial Limited community edition free||commercial restricted free version is available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux|
|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||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant||yes||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
RESTful HTTP API
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
|Supported programming languages||C++||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions||yes||Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||none||tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||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||none||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||Depending on the underlying data source||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||Depending on the underlying data source||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Depending on the underlying data source||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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