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DBMS > GigaSpaces vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#179  Overall
#31  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.06
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score944.96
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comignite.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesApache Software FoundationMicrosoft
Initial release200020151989
Current release15.5, September 2020Apache Ignite 2.6SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++, Java, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes (replicated cache)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GigaSpacesIgniteMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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