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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. VelocityDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.20
Rank#311  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score76.75
Rank#16  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#37  Graph DBMS
#20  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasevelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­tablestoredocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperAlibabaMicrosoftVelocityDB Inc
Initial release201620102011
Current releaseV127.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedhostedAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication

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