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DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. Netezza vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Netezza vs. ScyllaDB

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score829.80
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score10.18
Rank#46  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#67  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperMicrosoftIBMScyllaDB
Initial release198920002015
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 2022ScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux infoincluded in applianceLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesyes, Lua
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Microsoft SQL ServerNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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