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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. TerarkDB

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridFully managed big data interactive analytics platformA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document 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
Score9.72
Rank#42  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score4.14
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#312  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitehazelcast.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorergithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorergithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperHazelcastMicrosoftTerark
Initial release200820192016
Current release4.0.3, September 2020cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesno
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyesno
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersyes infoEventsyes 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 servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated Mapyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitednono
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAzure Active Directory Authenticationno
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Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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