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DBMS > GridGain vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. searchxml vs. SWC-DB

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

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Wide column store
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
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#21  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#350  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productsgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Microsoftinformationpartners gmbhAlex Kashirin
Initial release2007198920152020
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1SQL Server 2019, November 20191.00.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
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++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
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.yesyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesnoSQL-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)
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC++
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) Javayes infoon the application serverno
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 federationnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDmultiple readers, single writer
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-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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