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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 vs. PostgreSQL

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 PostgreSQL + Add column
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Preference (20% global votes) (65% global 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 No Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Conditional Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Locking model
Indexing
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support ? Conditional
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding ? Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes ?
Restrictions
Value size max. 2.15 GB 1 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum ? 32 MB
Architecture
Programming language
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Description Relational Database Management System Object-Relational Database Management System
Brand
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Free to use Conditional Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Yes
Community Driven No Good
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Key length max 68 ?
Implementation flexibility (0% global votes) (77% global votes)
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes Yes
Open Source No Yes
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Materialized Views Yes Yes
Server Side Java Script No Yes
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 ?
Extension/Plug-in ? Yes
Database ?
Multilingual content ? Yes
Price rating ? ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor ? Yes
Multiple projects ? Yes
Software distribution ?
Release Date ? May 1995
RESTful ? Yes
Lines of code ? 839 k
Active ? Yes
Creation Date ? 1995
API ? Good
XML Aware ? Good
Color ?
Partial Index ? Yes
Function Based Index ? Yes
Log ? Yes
Download ? www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​
Level of access authorization ?
Ease of use ? ★★★★★
In-Place Update ? Yes
Tuneable write concerns ? Yes
Read preferences ? 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
HTML5 Charts ? No
Geo-distributed ? Yes
Batch Loading ? Yes
ORM Join Support ? Yes
Fully Distributed ? Yes
Concurrency ? Yes
Auto-Sharding ? No
Contributors ? 21
24/7 support ? Yes
SQL Queries ? Yes
3D Support ? No
Monitoring UI ? Yes
Recursive queries ? Yes
Network datatype ? Yes
Windowed aggregate ? Yes
Online backup (no locking) ? Yes
CLI` ? Yes
Point In Time Recovery ? Yes
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