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DBMS > Apache Phoenix vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. STSdb

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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
Score86.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitephoenix.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMicrosoftSTS Soft SC
Initial release201420102011
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019V124.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
hostedWindows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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