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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataFully managed big data interactive analytics platformOpen-source Time Series DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document 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)
Spatial DBMS
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
Score1.90
Rank#149  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#62  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score8.61
Rank#50  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerprometheus.io
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201320192015
Current release5.1, August 2022cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)Kusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersyesyes 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 nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsSpark connector (open source): github.com/­Azure/­azure-kusto-sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelnono
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAzure Active Directory Authenticationno
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerPrometheus
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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An Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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