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PostgreSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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PostgreSQL Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Category
Preference 55% votes 45% votes
Website postgresql.​org www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver/​
License
Design
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable No Yes
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 Conditional Yes
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes Yes
Shared nothing architecture ? Yes
Restrictions
Value size max. 1 GB 1 TB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum 32 MB 100 MB
Architecture
Programming language
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Description Object-Relational Database Management System Relational database
Brand
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
Database
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes Yes
Multiple projects Yes ?
Standard compliance Yes Yes
Software distribution
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Release Date May 1995 24ᵗʰ July 2016
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★★
RESTful Yes Yes
Lines of code 839 k ?
Free to use Yes Conditional
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Yes
Creation Date 1995 2011
Community Driven Good ?
Web interface Yes Yes
Data encryption Yes Yes
API Good Good
XML Aware Good Good
Color ?
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Partial Index Yes ?
Function Based Index Yes Yes
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (83% global votes) (43% global votes)
Download www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​ www.​microsoft.​com/​sqlserver
Level of access authorization
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★
In-Place Update Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes No
Sorts Yes Yes
Tuneable write concerns Yes ?
Read preferences Yes ?
Open Source Yes ?
Op/s 1 000 005 ?
XQuery Support Yes ?
Triggers Yes Yes
Server side custom code Yes ?
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Cloud-enabled Yes ?
Minimal memory footprint 32 MB ?
Multivariate Testing Yes ?
Materialized Views Yes Yes
Pipeline Aggregation Yes ?
Spring Data Support Yes ?
Geospatial Yes ?
Text Analytics Yes ?
Server Side Java Script Yes ?
HTML5 Charts No ?
JSON Yes Yes
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes Yes
Geo-distributed Yes ?
Batch Loading Yes ?
ORM Join Support Yes ?
Fully Distributed Yes ?
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Concurrency Yes ?
Auto-Sharding No ?
Contributors 21 ?
24/7 support Yes Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
SQL Queries Yes ?
User and Group role based security model Yes Yes
3D Support No ?
Monitoring UI Yes ?
Recursive queries Yes Yes
Network datatype Yes ?
Windowed aggregate Yes ?
Online backup (no locking) Yes Yes
CLI` Yes Yes
Point In Time Recovery Yes ?
Distributed Counter ? Yes
WSDL ? Yes
Key length max ? 800
Event Driven Architecture ? Yes
OData ? Yes
Continuous query ? Yes
Offheap Memory ? Yes
Multi-statement Transactions ? Yes
Does your mom understand it ? No
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