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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Sequoiadb vs. Splunk vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Sequoiadb vs. Splunk vs. SwayDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platformNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLAnalytics Platform for Big DataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.27
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score7.54
Rank#58  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#256  Overall
#39  Document stores
#120  Relational DBMS
Score96.35
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.sequoiadb.comwww.splunk.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftSequoiadb Ltd.Splunk Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release20002019201320032018
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-freeyesschema-free
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-typesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyesno
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.noyesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetSQL-like query languageno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSONHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, RJavaScriptyesno
Triggersyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicynoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Source-replica replicationMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoDocument is locked during a transactionno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAzure Active Directory Authenticationsimple password-based access controlAccess rights for users and rolesno
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EXASOLMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSequoiadbSplunkSwayDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAn Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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