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

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

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneGeoMesa 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 modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score18.49
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.geomesa.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperCrateCCRi and othersMicrosoft
Initial release201320142016
Current release3.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen 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 languageJavaScalaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL
Triggersnonono
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 systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
depending 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 datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynoACID
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.nodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes
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CrateDBGeoMesaMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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