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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Quasardb

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.08
Rank#125  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score944.96
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#330  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverquasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdoc.quasar.ai/­master
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Microsoftquasardb
Initial release200719892009
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1SQL Server 2019, November 20193.13.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail

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