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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. NSDb vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.86
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score17.90
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score7.91
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsnsdb.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsnsdb.io/­Architecturesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)MicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012201620172001
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyesSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
Java
PHP
Java
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin PythonTransact SQLnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno

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