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PostgreSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

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Category
Preference (65% global votes) (50% global votes)
Website postgresql.​org ?
License
Design
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable No ?
Features
Query language
Data types ?
Conditional entry updates Yes No
Map and reduce No No
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes ?
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity
Integrity model
Atomicity No Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Yes Yes
Referential integrity Yes Yes
Revision control Yes No
Locking model ?
Indexing
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes ?
Graph support Conditional ?
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes ?
Restrictions
Value size max. 1 GB 27 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver ?
Memory recommended ? 4 GB
Memory minimum 32 MB 2 GB
Architecture
Programming language ?
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Description Object-Relational Database Management System ?
Brand
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes ?
Database ?
Multilingual content Yes ?
Price rating ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes ?
Multiple projects Yes ?
Standard compliance Yes ?
Software distribution ?
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes ?
Release Date May 1995 ?
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
RESTful Yes ?
Lines of code 839 k ?
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes ?
Creation Date 1995 ?
Community Driven Good No
Web interface Yes ?
Data encryption Yes ?
API Good ?
XML Aware Good ?
Color ?
Cloud platform support
Online backup Yes Yes
Partial Index Yes ?
Function Based Index Yes ?
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (77% global votes) (100% global votes)
Download www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​ ?
Level of access authorization ?
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★
In-Place Update Yes ?
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes Yes
Tuneable write concerns Yes ?
Read preferences Yes ?
Open Source Yes No
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 ?
Pipeline Aggregation Yes ?
Spring Data Support Yes ?
Geospatial Yes ?
Text Analytics Yes ?
Server Side Java Script Yes ?
HTML5 Charts No ?
JSON Yes No
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes ?
Geo-distributed Yes ?
Batch Loading Yes ?
ORM Join Support Yes ?
Fully Distributed Yes ?
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Concurrency Yes Yes
Auto-Sharding No ?
Contributors 21 ?
24/7 support Yes ?
Free edition Yes Yes
SQL Queries Yes ?
User and Group role based security model Yes ?
3D Support No ?
Monitoring UI Yes Yes
Recursive queries Yes ?
Network datatype Yes ?
Windowed aggregate Yes ?
Online backup (no locking) Yes ?
CLI` Yes ?
Point In Time Recovery Yes ?
Performance 9 001 ?
Easy of Use ? Yes
Multi-statement Transactions ? Yes
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