A Brief Comparison between Oracle Database and SQL Server

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As the backbone of the software system, there are multiple RDBMSs that exist in the market for business use. If you are looking to use one for your company, then it is quite necessary that you understand the difference between the two most popular databases at present - Oracle database and SQL server. These first came into use in the 80s and in this blog, we will talk about the growth of these databases and their most important functions.

Oracle Database and SQL: A Short Comparison

Let’s take a look at the features of both the Oracle database and SQL first before we begin drawing comparisons -


Oracle Database

The reason why this database has managed to stay at the top of the segment after all these decades is that the developers have been consistently releasing updates as per the requirements of the market. Its versions are highly scalable as well as portable in order to support user expectations for the client-server model and cloud computing.

Here are the most recent features of the Oracle database:


       Improved data safety

       An innovative analytics interface

       Enhanced incorporating for OS processor

       Database centralization support

       Improvements in the performance with the help of advanced network compressing

       A variety of application advancements to Oracle Application Express in order to work on web apps with PL/SQL or SQL.

SQL Server Database

For more than fifteen years now, Microsoft has been making improvements on a regular basis and conforming to the ever-changing technology requirements and present market needs, ever since it replaced the previous Sybase code-based SQL Server in 2000.    

In 2005, the SQL Server 2005 with XML data compatibility was launched along with various features like enhanced compression, structured as well as semi-structured data support, and a multitude of add-on products for its other marketing products.

The following are the features of SQL Server 2012, the last version of the SQL Server that supports the native OLE -


       Functionality to manage disaster recovery

       Data Tools for the SQL Server to handle business intelligence in multiple updated editions

       Online Transaction Processing or OLTP support along with certain integrated functions to allow an improved performance of the complicated database.


Comparison between Oracle Database and SQL

Aside from the above-mentioned features, there are quite a few factors on the basis of which you can compare the two databases. These are given below -

       Both of these provide typing features and support both secondary and XML indices.

       Each of these two shares common APIs like ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET.

       Oracle supports ODP.NET and OCI, whereas SQL Server offers compatibility with TDS and OLE DB.

       Many a programming language that is supported by Oracle, such as C++, C#, Java, Lisp, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Delphi, and Visual Basic, are also supported by SQL Server. Additionally, Oracle supports certain languages that are not compatible with SQL Server including Fortran and Scala.

       Oracle works with PL/SQL for server-side scripting, whereas SQL Server uses Transact SQL and .NET.

In Conclusion

With this comparison, it is easy to understand the similarities in the two databases and the differences in terms of their features. Each has its own special advantages, and you need to pick one that suits your specific requirements.

However, it is important to note that these databases will surely need tuning from time to time, which is why we offer the best, most user-friendly tuning tools for them. You can refer to our website for more on the functionalities that our database performance tuning tools have to offer. 

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