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DBMS > Graph Engine vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Postgres-XL

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score86.01
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#208  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.graphengine.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201020102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseV1210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation language.NET and CC++C
Server operating systems.NEThostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas available
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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