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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SWC-DB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score1.76
Rank#139  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#364  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourceslearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftAlex Kashirin
Initial release200019892020
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20220.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 datayesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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