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DBMS > Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.81
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score27.89
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release200220102012
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
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 dataACIDoptimistic locking
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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