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DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. Riak KV vs. Transbase vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Riak KV vs. Transbase vs. VelocityDB

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMSA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score924.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score5.18
Rank#80  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score0.26
Rank#305  Overall
#138  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#324  Overall
#34  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesTransaction Software GmbHVelocityDB Inc
Initial release1989200919872011
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20192.1.0, April 2015Transbase 8.4, September 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infofree development licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC and C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
.Net
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaJavaScript and Erlangyesno
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionselectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication

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