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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SwayDB

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.17
Rank#118  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score56.85
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#319  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaseswaydb.io
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsMicrosoftSimer Plaha
Initial release201220102018
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryesno
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic execution of operations
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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