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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 vs. PostgreSQL

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 PostgreSQL + Add column
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PostgreSQL
Category
Preference 45% votes 55% votes
Website www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver/​ postgresql.​org
License
Design
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes No
Features
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Map and reduce No No
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Yes Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Revision control Yes ?
Locking model
Indexing
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support Yes Conditional
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes ?
Restrictions
Value size max. 1 TB 1 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum 100 MB 32 MB
Architecture
Programming language
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Description Relational database Object-Relational Database Management System
Brand
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
Database
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes Yes
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Software distribution
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Release Date 24ᵗʰ July 2016 May 1995
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★★
RESTful Yes Yes
Distributed Counter Yes ?
Free to use Conditional Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Yes
Creation Date 2011 1995
WSDL Yes ?
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
API Good Good
XML Aware Good Good
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Function Based Index Yes Yes
Key length max 800 ?
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (43% global votes) (77% global votes)
Download www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​
Level of access authorization
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★
In-Place Update Yes Yes
Free for commercial use No Yes
Sorts Yes Yes
Event Driven Architecture Yes ?
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Materialized Views Yes Yes
OData Yes ?
JSON Yes Yes
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes Yes
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Continuous query Yes ?
24/7 support Yes Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
Offheap Memory Yes ?
User and Group role based security model Yes Yes
Multi-statement Transactions Yes ?
Does your mom understand it No ?
Recursive queries Yes Yes
Online backup (no locking) Yes Yes
CLI` Yes Yes
Multiple projects ? Yes
Lines of code ? 839 k
Community Driven ? Good
Color ?
Partial Index ? Yes
Tuneable write concerns ? Yes
Read preferences ? Yes
Open Source ? Yes
Op/s ? 1 000 005
XQuery Support ? Yes
Server side custom code ? Yes
Cloud-enabled ? Yes
Minimal memory footprint ? 32 MB
Multivariate Testing ? Yes
Pipeline Aggregation ? Yes
Spring Data Support ? Yes
Geospatial ? Yes
Text Analytics ? Yes
Server Side Java Script ? Yes
HTML5 Charts ? No
Geo-distributed ? Yes
Batch Loading ? Yes
ORM Join Support ? Yes
Fully Distributed ? Yes
Concurrency ? Yes
Auto-Sharding ? No
Contributors ? 21
SQL Queries ? Yes
3D Support ? No
Monitoring UI ? Yes
Network datatype ? Yes
Windowed aggregate ? Yes
Point In Time Recovery ? Yes
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