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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS vs. TerarkDB

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score941.20
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverpostgis.netgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverpostgis.net/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftTerark
Initial release198920052016
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20193.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javauser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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