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DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. Oracle Coherence vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Oracle Coherence vs. STSdb

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSOracles in-memory data grid solutionKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score924.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score2.49
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#345  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperMicrosoftOracleSTS Soft SC
Initial release198920072011
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 201912c, September 20164.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Java
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesyes infoLive Eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDconfigurableno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionallyyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authenticationno

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