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

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  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 platformOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedSearch engineRelational DBMS
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
Document store
Wide column store
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
Score6.32
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score1.28
Rank#152  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorersphinxsearch.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorersphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release2005201920012017
Current releaseV10, November 2017cloud service with continuous releases3.2.1, January 20202.2.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yesdepending on used data model
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-typesnoyes
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
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes, PostgreSQL compatible
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
Proprietary protocolYCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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, Rnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicynoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedHash and Range Sharding
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.noneBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAzure Active Directory Authenticationnoyes
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSphinxYugabyteDB
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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Gain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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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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YugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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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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YugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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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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YugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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