DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server System Properties

Please select another system to compare it with Microsoft SQL Server.

Our visitors often compare Microsoft SQL Server with Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft SQL Server
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release1989
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

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
DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
Fivetran: Quickly and easily centralize your on-premise and cloud databases.
Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.

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

More resources
Microsoft SQL Server
DB-Engines blog posts

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

PureCM Supports SQL Server with Current Release of its Version Control Solution
31 July 2010, Database Journal

Domainless Access to MS SQL Server Tutorial
30 December 2021, Security Boulevard

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition - Part 32 - Distributed Service Broker Environment - Conducting Dialogs
10 October 2008, databasejournal.com

Line Numbers in SQL Server Management Studio
4 September 2018, Database Journal

SQL Server Transformation Market Report SWOT Analysis by 2031 | Oracle, Microsoft, Sap Se, Ibm – The Oxford Spokesman
24 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

SQL SERVER DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR- REMOTE
INFOSYNC SERVICES LLC, Wichita, KS

SQL Server Database Administrators
Ziras Technologies, Newark, DE

SQL Server DBA
Triune Infomatics Inc, Oakland, CA

SQL Server Support Engineer
Covestic, Remote

SQL Server DBA
Viviente Software, Floresville, TX

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

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

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here