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

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NameInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMS and application serverMicrosofts relational DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.54
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1062.76
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperInterSystemsMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release1997198920131992
Current release2017.2, October 2017SQL Server 2019, November 20196.11.4, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.yesyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
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
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesACID
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.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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