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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
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Score5.72
Rank#66  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score23.95
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20152016
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono 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 datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationyes

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