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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Preference (20% global votes) (63% global votes)
Website www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver/​
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes Yes
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Map and reduce No No
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries No Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Conditional Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Revision control ? Yes
Locking model
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support ? Yes
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding ? Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes Yes
Value size max. 2.15 GB 1 TB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum ? 100 MB
Programming language
Description Relational Database Management System Relational database
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Free to use Conditional Conditional
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Yes
Community Driven No ?
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Key length max 68 800
Implementation flexibility (0% global votes) (43% global votes)
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes No
Sorts Yes Yes
Open Source No ?
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Materialized Views Yes Yes
Server Side Java Script No ?
JSON Yes Yes
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes Yes
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
User and Group role based security model Yes Yes
Does your mom understand it No No
Extension/Plug-in ? Yes
Database ?
Multilingual content ? Yes
Price rating ? ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor ? Yes
Software distribution ?
Release Date ? 24ᵗʰ July 2016
RESTful ? Yes
Distributed Counter ? Yes
Active ? Yes
Creation Date ? 2011
WSDL ? Yes
API ? Good
XML Aware ? Good
Function Based Index ? Yes
Log ? Yes
Download ? www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver
Level of access authorization ?
Ease of use ? ★★★★★
In-Place Update ? Yes
Event Driven Architecture ? Yes
OData ? Yes
Continuous query ? Yes
24/7 support ? Yes
Offheap Memory ? Yes
Multi-statement Transactions ? Yes
Recursive queries ? Yes
Online backup (no locking) ? Yes
CLI` ? Yes
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