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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SWC-DB vs. Trafodion

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.06
Rank#125  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score941.20
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#350  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.43
Rank#252  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
trafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servertrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.MicrosoftAlex KashirinApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2007198920202014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1SQL Server 2019, November 20190.5, April 20212.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open 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 languageJava, C++, .NetC++C++C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
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.yesyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesSQL-like query languageyes
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)
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
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) JavanoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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