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DBMS > Ignite vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Teradata Aster

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.85
Rank#74  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websiteignite.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMicrosoftTeradata
Initial release201520162005
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Transact SQLR packages
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)nono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yesyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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