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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA multi-model DBMS and application serverElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score2.91
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score18.49
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacheazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.intersystems.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014InterSystemsMicrosoft
Initial release201019972016
Current release2018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesTransact SQL
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and rolesyes

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