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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Faircom DB vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Native high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.27
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#266  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
#122  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score941.20
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourceslearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperExasolFairCom CorporationCirconus LLC.Microsoft
Initial release2000197920171989
Current releaseV12, November 2020V0.10.20, January 2018SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes, in LuaTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningAutomatic, metric affinity per nodetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).configurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDtunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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EXASOLFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEIRONdbMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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