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DBMS > DolphinDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison DolphinDB vs. EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. SwayDB

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NameDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platformAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.70
Rank#90  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score6.41
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#330  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dolphindb.comwww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.dolphindb.com/­helpwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperDolphinDB, IncExasolMicrosoftSimer Plaha
Initial release2018200020192018
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community version availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersnoyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 controlAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAzure Active Directory Authenticationno
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DolphinDBEXASOLMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSwayDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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