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

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

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSRDF4J 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 storageScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
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Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score970.61
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score0.24
Rank#276  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrdf4j.orgswaydb.ioterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverrdf4j.org/­documentationterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer PlahaDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20001989200420182018
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 201910.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesnoyes
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionnonenoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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-standardnonoRole-based access control

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