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DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. openGauss vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. openGauss vs. SAP IQ

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonopenGauss  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with high-performance, high-availability and high-performance originally developed by HuaweiColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score845.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.17
Rank#186  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score3.58
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergitee.com/­opengauss
opengauss.org
www.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.opengauss.org/­en
gitee.com/­opengauss/­docs
help.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperMicrosoftHuawei and openGauss communitySAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release198920191994
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20223.0, March 202216.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C, C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI SQL 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash)shared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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