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

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts relational DBMSOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA 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 DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Graph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score1038.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score4.12
Rank#85  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#320  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverravendb.netgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverravendb.net/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftHibernating RhinosTerark
Initial release198920102016
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20195.1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesno
Triggersyesyesno
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 EditionMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableno
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
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Microsoft SQL ServerRavenDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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