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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Milvus vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Milvus vs. SwayDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.70
Rank#90  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#259  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#330  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasemilvus.ioswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperExasolMicrosoftSimer Plaha
Initial release2000201020192018
Current releaseV121.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyno
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnono
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQLnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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