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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Graphite vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. SAP IQ

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NameGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperFully managed big data interactive analytics platformColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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
Score0.73
Rank#199  Overall
#31  Document stores
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score4.68
Rank#77  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score4.32
Rank#80  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score4.97
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesChris DavisMicrosoftSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2000200620191994
Current release15.5, September 2020cloud service with continuous releases16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetPython
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Unix
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes 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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetyes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API
Sockets
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Ryes
Triggersyes, event driven architecturenoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
noneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoAzure Active Directory Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GigaSpaces InsightEdgeGraphiteMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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