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DBMS > BaseX vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. NSDb vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. NSDb vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Spark SQL

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.59
Rank#140  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score7.75
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score44.82
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score23.72
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchnsdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchnsdb.io/­Architecturehelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMicrosoftSAP, SybaseApache Software Foundation
Initial release20072015201719872014
Current release10.0, August 2022V116.03.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaC and C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
Java
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonoJava and Transact-SQLno
Triggersyes infovia eventsnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardinghorizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernonoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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