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DBMS > Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.59
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.20
Rank#319  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­ts/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftOpen Source, formerly Basho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201520152014
Current releaseV13.0.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, limitedyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoErlanguser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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