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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.27
Rank#114  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score18.49
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score5.42
Rank#72  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release200520162012
Current releaseV13, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C#
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.Transact SQLno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
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 integrityyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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EDB PostgresMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
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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