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System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#214  Overall
#32  Document stores
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperFatCloudGigaspaces TechnologiesMicrosoft
Initial release201220002010
Current release15.5, September 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#Java, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyesTransact SQL
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyes, event driven architectureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
FatDBGigaSpaces InsightEdgeMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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