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DBMS > Heroic vs. Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.15
Rank#304  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#206  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score15.75
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score3.88
Rank#85  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.kinetica.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperSpotifyKineticaMicrosoftSybase, SAP
Initial release2014201220161993
Current release6.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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 indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsTransact SQLyes
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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