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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. STSdb

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score25.63
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score27.51
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#284  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigqueryazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasestssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftSTS Soft SC
Initial release201020102011
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptTransact SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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