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DBMS > DuckDB vs. H2GIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. H2GIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSSpatial extension of H2Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.54
Rank#82  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#374  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score25.01
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgwww.h2gis.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docswww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperCNRSMicrosoft
Initial release201820132016
Current release0.10, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-lesshosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
JavaC#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infobased on H2Transact SQL
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on H2yes
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 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 dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on H2yes

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