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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.10
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score933.83
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoft
Initial release20051989
Current release14, December 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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EDB PostgresMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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