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DBMS > Apache Phoenix vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.26
Rank#94  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score5.42
Rank#72  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.geomesa.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and othersMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2014201420121989
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20193.1.1, January 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
depending on storage layeryes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistencydepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID
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.yesdepending on storage layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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