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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score970.61
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servernsdb.iordf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servernsdb.io/­Architecturerdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release20001989201720042018
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyesno
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanoyesno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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