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DBMS > Citus vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SiriDB

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#139  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score5.25
Rank#71  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablessiridb.net
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.siridb.net
DeveloperMicrosoftTransceptor Technology
Initial release201020122017
Current release8.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturessimple rights management via user accounts

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