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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. RDF4J vs. XAP

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts relational DBMSRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score1062.76
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#219  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score1.00
Rank#168  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrdf4j.orgwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverrdf4j.org/­documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release198920042000
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
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.yesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesyes
Triggersyesyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionnoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
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-standardnoRole-based access control

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