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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Prometheus
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|Name||Axibase Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft SQL Server Xexclude from comparison||Prometheus Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Scalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualization||Microsofts flagship relational DBMS||Open-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system|
|Primary database model||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Current release||15585||SQL Server 2019, November 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial Community Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paid||commercial restricted free version is available||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux||Linux|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes short, integer, long, float, double, decimal, string||yes||Numeric data only|
|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||no Import of XML data possible|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language||yes||no|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
|RESTful HTTP/JSON API|
|Supported programming languages||Go|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication||yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition||yes by Federation|
|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||none|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||no|
|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.||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no|
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