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DBMS > BaseX vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. NSDb vs. Spark SQL

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

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 KubernetesSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.69
Rank#147  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score7.39
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score22.58
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchnsdb.iospark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchnsdb.io/­Architecturespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release2007201520172014
Current release10.2, September 2022V13.3.0 ( 2.13), June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava, ScalaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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 indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageSQL-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
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
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
Triggersyes infovia eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
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 authenticationno

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