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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully managed big data interactive analytics platformKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.71
Rank#83  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOracleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201920112001
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases19.5, November 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)optional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesoptionalno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesall fields are automatically indexedyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsMicrosoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rnono
Triggersyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicynono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Electable source-replica replication per shardnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlAzure Active Directory AuthenticationAccess rights for users and rolesno
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Microsoft Azure Data ExplorerOracle NoSQLSphinx
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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