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DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP HANA vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP HANA vs. SpaceTime

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score44.27
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperMicrosoftSAPMireo
Initial release198920102020
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20222.0 SPS07 (AprilĀ 4, 2023), April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaSQLScript, Rno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionyesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes

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