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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationMicrosofts relational DBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.34
Rank#257  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score1043.12
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#218  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAxibase CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201319892014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release15585SQL Server 2019, November 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.noyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javauser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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