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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. MySQL vs. QuestDB

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSWidely used open source RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1061.34
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score2.70
Rank#105  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.mysql.comquestdb.io
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdev.mysql.com/­docquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release198919952014
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20228.4.0, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++Java (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with eventual consistency
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 integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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 infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Microsoft SQL ServerMySQLQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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