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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. NSDb

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.77
Rank#201  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score22.46
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.geomesa.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsnsdb.io
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperCCRi and othersMicrosoft
Initial release201420162017
Current release3.2.0, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes

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