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

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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 ElasticSearchElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.11
Rank#309  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score15.71
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#215  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score4.01
Rank#82  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsquestdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperSpotifyMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedSybase, SAP
Initial release2014201620141993
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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 Elasticsearchyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLnoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesConfigurable consistency for N replicasMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID for single-table writesACID
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 infothrough memory mapped filesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
HeroicMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseQuestDBSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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