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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.24
Rank#121  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score86.18
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release20122010
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as required
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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