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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Percona Server for MySQL

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts relational DBMSEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1081.91
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-server
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATEST
DeveloperMicrosoftPercona
Initial release19892008
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20198.0.17-8, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft SQL ServerPercona Server for MySQL
Specific characteristics100% drop in replacement for MySQL Provides enterprise-grade features in an open...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source product means improved ROI and no vendor lock-in MyRocks reduces write-amplification...
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Typical application scenariosTransaction-based web site E-commerce applications Structured and predictable data...
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Key customersFacebook Bloomberg EA Sports Advertise.com Rent the Runway Pepper.com Pivotal Big...
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Market metricsOver 4,500,000 downloads 1000+ customers. Awarded Bronze Stevie® Award winner ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source and 100% free of fees and license agreements
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