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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. H2GIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseSpatial extension of H2Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.02
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#372  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score22.71
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.h2gis.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCNRSMicrosoft
Initial release201420132016
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaC#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infobased on H2Transact SQL
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on H2yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno 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 dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyyes infobased on H2yes

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