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

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverMicrosofts relational DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.71
Rank#90  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#45  Relational DBMS
Score1043.12
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servergithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release199719892013
Current release2017.2, October 2017SQL Server 2019, November 20196.13.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
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)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionnone
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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