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

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

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.08
Rank#104  Overall
#21  Document stores
#53  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#175  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score22.46
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release201220052016
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono 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 sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyes

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