DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MariaDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenEdge

System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenEdge

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Microsofts relational DBMSApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score93.89
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1022.93
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score5.14
Rank#67  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
www.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarydocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
MicrosoftProgress Software Corporation
Initial release200919891984
Current release10.5.9 , February 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
SkySQL (The Ultimate MariaDB Cloud): The first and only DBaaS to bring the full power of MariaDB Platform to the cloud, combining powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivaled ease of use and groundbreaking innovation.
Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Shardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and groups
More information provided by the system vendor
MariaDBMicrosoft SQL ServerOpenEdge
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
» more
Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
» more
Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
» more
Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
» more
Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.
» more

ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more
Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MariaDBMicrosoft SQL ServerOpenEdge
DB-Engines blog posts

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Global Relational Databases Software Market 2025: Microsoft, MySQL, Oracle, SAP, PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS, IBM, MariaDB, Informix, Teradata, SQLite – The Bisouv Network
26 February 2021, The Bisouv Network

NoSQL Market Growth Share, 2026 Top Companies Analysis – MariaDB, MongoDB, Oracle Database, IBM Corporation, PostgreSQL, Hibernate, Couchbase
23 February 2021, NY Market Reports

Relational Databases Software Market Consumption Analysis, Growth Forecast by Manufacturers – MariaDB, SAP, Microsoft, SQLite, Amazon RDS, Teradata, IBM, Informix, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle
22 February 2021, NY Market Reports

How to host your own local Git repository with Gogs
16 February 2021, TechRepublic

Big data VC OpenOcean hits $111.5M for third fund, appoints Ekaterina Almasque to GP
10 February 2021, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

dbForge Studio for SQL Server: Grand Update for DevOps Automation Features
27 February 2021, PR.com

Global SQL Server Transformation Market Size, Share, Industry Growth Analysis by Types, Applications and Key Players – NY Market Reports
26 February 2021, NY Market Reports

SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tools and Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | SQL Power Tools, Red-Gate, Idera – The Bisouv Network
26 February 2021, The Bisouv Network

Bitscape Has Earned the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization
29 January 2021, Business Wire

Global NoSQL Market 2020 Industry Segmentation: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
24 February 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

provided by Google News

Progress Announces Quick Start for OpenEdge on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
16 February 2021, GlobeNewswire

Industry Spotlight: Extracting data from inside the app
1 June 2017, SDTimes.com

Next post SQL vs. NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Finding the Right Solution
17 August 2015, Dataconomy

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
New Mexico Courts, Santa Fe, NM

USA Based WordPress Website Wizard
eXcelisys, Remote

Sr. Oracle DBA
Travelers, Saint Paul, MN

Database Engineer: Oracle, Postgres, MariaDB, & Others
Infinity Systems Engineering, Sunnyvale, CA

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Herndon, VA

SSIS and SQL Server Developer
TCS, Charlotte, NC

Support Engineer - SQL Server
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

SQL Server / OLAP Developer
TalentKey Inc., McLean, VA

DBA (MS SQL Server)
Intone Networks, Washington, DC

SQL Server DBA - mid level
USAA, Plano, TX

Progress OpenEdge Database Administrator - DBA (Remote Option)
Freedom Mortgage, Marlton, NJ

Sr Database Administrator
Cornerstone Building Brands, Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here