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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB vs. Transbase

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessFully managed big data interactive analytics platformDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.47
Rank#242  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score6.59
Rank#60  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#310  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerrethinkdb.comswaydb.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerrethinkdb.com/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperAlibabaMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer PlahaTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20162019200920181987
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases2.4.1, August 2020Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrynoyes
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.noyesnonono
Secondary indexesnoall fields are automatically indexedyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIMicrosoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Java
Kotlin
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rnoyes
Triggersnoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyClient-side triggers through changefeedsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding inforange basednone
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.Source-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operationsyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAzure Active Directory Authenticationyes infousers and table-level permissionsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, B├╝hler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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