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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Graph Engine vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.02
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.62
Rank#240  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
#35  Key-value stores
Score829.80
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.graphengine.iowww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manuallearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201420101989
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMIT Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava.NET and CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
.NETLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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