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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Tarantool vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSIn-memory database with an integrated application serverA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.69
Rank#132  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.58
Rank#137  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.tarantool.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.tarantool.io/­en/­docdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.MicrosoftMail.ru GroupTimescale
Initial release2002198920082017
Current release1.1, February 2017SQL Server 2019, November 20192.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, booleannumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)yesFull-featured ANSI SQL supportyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Open binary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaLua, C and SQL stored proceduresuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationHash sharding based on virtual bucketsyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes, with SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACIDACID, read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistenceno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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