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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. eXtremeDB vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Natively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringFully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.75
Rank#133  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score6.62
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.mcobject.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMcObjectMicrosoft
Initial release200720012019
Current release9.6.3, October 20218.2, November 2020cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types
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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, R
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infoby defining eventsyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicy
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsAzure Active Directory Authentication
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BaseXeXtremeDBMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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