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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. EXASOL vs. Hazelcast vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A widely adopted in-memory data gridFully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS infocolumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.64
Rank#45  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score8.45
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.58
Rank#84  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.exasol.com/­en/­productshazelcast.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperAmazonExasolHazelcastMicrosoft
Initial release2015200020082019
Current release4.0, February 2020cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types
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.yesnoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, R
Triggersyesyesyes infoEventsyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicy
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infoReplicated Mapyes 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 integrationyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlAzure Active Directory Authentication
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Amazon AuroraEXASOLHazelcastMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, 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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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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