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DBMS > jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. PostGIS vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. PostGIS vs. TempoIQ

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NamejBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareFully managed big data interactive analytics platformSpatial extension of PostgreSQLScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
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)
Spatial DBMS
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
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#137  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score7.34
Rank#60  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score30.81
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.jbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerpostgis.nettempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperZumasysMicrosoftTempoIQ
Initial release1991201920052012
Current release5.7cloud service with continuous releases3.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptionalyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyesyes
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.yesyesyesno
Secondary indexesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Ruser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyyesyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoSpark connector (open source): github.com/­Azure/­azure-kusto-sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAzure Active Directory Authenticationyes infobased on PostgreSQLsimple authentication-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
jBASEMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerPostGISTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAn Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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