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System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. MonetDB

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Microsofts flagship relational DBMSA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.04
Rank#341  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Score926.30
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperCNRSMicrosoftMonetDB BV
Initial release201319892004
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019Jul2021-SP2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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