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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. OmniSci vs. Sadas Engine

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score970.61
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.omnisci.comwww.sadasengine.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.omnisci.comwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.SADAS s.r.l.
Initial release198920162006
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20195.6, April 20218.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial infofree trial version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++ and CUDAC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infoRound robinhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replicationnone
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.yesyesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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