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DBMS > BigObject vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
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Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1081.91
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iowww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.EmbarcaderoMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2015198420121989
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 2017SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change Viewsyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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