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

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A 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 DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score829.80
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrocksdb.orggithub.com/­bytedance/­terarkdb
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servergithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikibytedance.larkoffice.com/­docs/­doccnZmYFqHBm06BbvYgjsHHcKc
DeveloperMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.ByteDance, originally Terark
Initial release198920132016
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20228.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
C++ API
Java API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesno
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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