DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. NSDb vs. VictoriaMetrics

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. NSDb vs. VictoriaMetrics

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Fully managed big data interactive analytics platformScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesA fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score6.59
Rank#60  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#233  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtableazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorernsdb.iovictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorernsdb.io/­Architecturedocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftVictoriaMetrics
Initial release2015201920172018
Current releasecloud service with continuous releasesv1.63, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava, ScalaGo
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes: 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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoall fields are automatically indexedall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Graphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
OpenTSDB
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rnono
Triggersnoyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Synchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Azure Active Directory Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud BigtableMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerNSDbVictoriaMetrics
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
» more
High performance, horizontally scalable time series database and monitoring solution...
» more
Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
» more
Specifically designed for highly loaded workloads Addresses most of the scalability...
» more
Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
» more
When the current monitoring solution can't keep up with increasing workload Kubernetes...
» more
Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
» more
Grammarly, Wix.com, adidas, Sensedia, Brandwatch, CERN, COLOPL, Razorpay See our...
» more
Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
» more
4.9k stars and 70+ contributors on GitHub 20M+ downloads Thousands of active users...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsVictoriaMetrics comes in two versions: an open source version and an Enterprise version....
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Google Cloud BigtableMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerNSDbVictoriaMetrics
Recent citations in the news

How IIoT is Used by MachineMax, TIER Mobility, Bühler Group, Augury, and Port of Rotterdam: Case Studies
3 January 2022, Datamation

Google Cloud Improves SLA for Bigtable and Adds New Security Features
19 June 2021, InfoQ.com

Bigtable vs Bigquery - A Quick Overview
9 September 2021, Analytics India Magazine

Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease
7 September 2016, InfoWorld

Google Expands Cloud BigTable Replication Capabilities Globally in Beta
20 March 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Seeq Recognizes its 2021 Reseller and Service Partners of the Year
18 January 2022, DC Velocity

Azure Data Explorer gets new engine, numerous enhancements and Synapse integration
14 October 2020, ZDNet

Pave the way for a sustainable future with data and smart mobility solutions - Microsoft Industry Blogs
4 January 2022, Microsoft

Microsoft's Azure Data Share: How to use this big data tool
9 August 2021, TechRepublic

Fastly, Microsoft partner on real-time analytics with Azure Data Explorer
29 January 2019, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Monitoring Microservices the Right Way
3 December 2020, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Google cloud Data Engineer
Xcel Life Sciences, Remote

Big-Data Platform Engineer(s) - Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Nucleusteq, Phoenix, AZ

GCP Data Engineer
Ampcus Tech Pvt Ltd, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Senior Data Scientist
Valkyrie, Austin, TX

Machine Learning Engineer - US
MOLOCO, Redwood City, CA

Technical Support Engineering - Cosmos DB and Azure Data Explorer
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

Senior Cloud SIEM/Data Engineer(remote virtual home office)
Humana, Louisville, KY

Data Engineer
Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Azure Data Engineer
Agama Solutions, Houston, TX

Senior Data Scientist
Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Staff Site Reliability Engineer - SaaS
Datto Jobs, Massachusetts

Cloud Observability Platform Engineer
Fidelity Investments, Merrimack, NH

Senior SRE Engineer
Genesys, Raleigh, NC

Staff Site Reliability Engineer - SaaS
Datto Inc., Connecticut

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here