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System Properties Comparison GBase vs. Hazelcast vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Sqrrl

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NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.A widely adopted in-memory data gridA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataFully managed big data interactive analytics platformAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document 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
Score0.81
Rank#166  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Score9.16
Rank#44  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score23.75
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#89  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comhazelcast.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorersqrrl.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperHazelcastIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.MicrosoftAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2008198420192012
Current releaseGBase 8a4.0, February 202014.10.FC3, December 2019cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++ and JavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes
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 infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesyesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersyes infoEventsyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.selectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACIDnoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAzure Active Directory AuthenticationCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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GBaseHazelcastInformixMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSqrrl
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Microsoft, 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 modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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