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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. Google BigQuery vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Google BigQuery vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Large scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score61.90
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score22.71
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­bigqueryazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperCCRi and othersGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release201420102016
Current release4.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptTransact SQL
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layernoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID
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.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)yes

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