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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.10
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#175  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score86.01
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperEnterpriseDBIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release200520052010
Current release14, December 2021V12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.noyes
Secondary indexesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.noTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas available
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 integrityyesnoyes
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)yesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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