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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.25
Rank#280  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score933.83
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperSpotifyIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoft
Initial release201420101989
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesyes
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 nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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