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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Neo4j vs. Teradata

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NameGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsFully managed big data interactive analytics platformOpen source graph databaseA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS infocolumn orientedGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#222  Overall
#35  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score4.80
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score52.32
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score71.43
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerneo4j.comwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerneo4j.com/­docsdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesMicrosoftNeo4j, Inc.Teradata
Initial release2000201920071984
Current release15.5, September 2020cloud service with continuous releases4.2.3, January 2021Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyesyes
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 metadatayesyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetnoyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Ryes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAzure Active Directory AuthenticationUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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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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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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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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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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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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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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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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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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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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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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