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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. OmniSci vs. Prometheus vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
prometheus.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.omnisci.comprometheus.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release1989201620151992
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20195.10, January 202217, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++ and CUDAGo
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.yesnono infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infoRound robinShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replicationyes infoby FederationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Microsoft SQL ServerOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018PrometheusSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesOnly OmniSci allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosSpatiotemporal and interactive visual analysis on massive, disparate datasets.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOmniSci Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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