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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platformA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument 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
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.45
Rank#116  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score4.70
Rank#78  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#229  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score6.32
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerrockset.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdocs.rockset.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoftRocksetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2005201920192001
Current releaseV10, November 2017cloud service with continuous releases3.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesdynamic typingno
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.yesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Yes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rnono
Triggersyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicynono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAzure Active Directory AuthenticationAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno
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EDB PostgresMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerRocksetSphinx
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, B├╝hler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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