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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Blazegraph vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
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Score2.79
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#183  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgblazegraph.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswiki.blazegraph.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software FoundationBlazegraphMicrosoft
Initial release201220062016
Current release1.19.0, June 20212.1.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoextended commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSPARQL is used as query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesTransact SQL
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in Graphsno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)yes

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