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

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score924.68
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.03
Rank#108  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score30.85
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#269  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverpostgis.netwww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTpostgis.net/­documentationvalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperMicrosoftPerconaParadigma Software
Initial release1989200820051999
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20198.0.28-20, 20223.2.1, February 20225.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
XtraDB Cluster
yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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