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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score22.71
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperCCRi and othersMicrosoft
Initial release201620142016
Current release4.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layeryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes

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