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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. H2GIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSSpatial extension of H2Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score4.68
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#372  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score829.80
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgwww.h2gis.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docswww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homelearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperCNRSMicrosoft
Initial release201820131989
Current release0.10, February 2024SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
JavaC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infobased on H2Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on H2yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on H2fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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