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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score9.43
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1081.91
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehouseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousedocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release1984201620121989
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 2017SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possiblenonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageTransact SQLnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsyesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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