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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. TerminusDB
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|Name||InterSystems IRIS Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft SQL Server Xexclude from comparison||TerminusDB former name was DataChemist Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability||Microsofts flagship relational DBMS||Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships|
|Primary database model||Document store|
Object oriented DBMS
|Relational DBMS||Graph DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Current release||2021.1, June 2021||SQL Server 2019, November 2019||10.0.21, March 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial restricted free version is available||Open Source GPL V3|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C++||Prolog, Rust|
|Server operating systems||AIX|
|Data scheme||depending on used data model||yes||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||yes||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||yes||SQL-like query language (WOQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
RESTful HTTP API
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||tables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation||Graph Partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication||yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition||Journaling Streams|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes in-memory journaling|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||yes||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Role-based access control|
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