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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Infobright vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score157.72
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.14
Rank#162  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#355  Overall
#35  Time Series DBMS
Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperElasticIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Circonus LLC.Microsoft
Initial release2010200520172010
Current release7.8.0, June 2020V0.10.20, January 2018V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in LuaTransact SQL
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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