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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud PolarDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud PolarDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameAlibaba Cloud PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
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Score0.66
Rank#235  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#139  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score4.04
Rank#77  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­polardb/­product-overviewwww.exasol.com/­resources
DeveloperAlibabaExasolMicrosoft
Initial release20002012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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