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DBMS > InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. RethinkDB

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.06
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#52  Relational DBMS
Score942.13
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.07
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release199719892009
Current release2018.1.4, May 2020SQL Server 2019, November 20192.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
TriggersyesyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissions

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