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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. RocksDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score1.46
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score933.83
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.94
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websitebasex.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servergithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release200719892013
Current release9.7.2, May 2022SQL Server 2019, November 20197.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyes infovia eventsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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