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DBMS > Graph Engine vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Spark SQL

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.85
Rank#190  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score1.18
Rank#159  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score17.27
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.graphengine.iowww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperMicrosoftIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release2010200520162014
Current release3.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation language.NET and CCC++Scala
Server operating systems.NETLinux
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQLno
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyesno

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