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|Name||Microsoft Azure Data Explorer Xexclude from comparison||STSdb Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Fully managed big data interactive analytics platform||Key-Value Store with special method for indexing optimized for high performance using a special indexing method|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS column oriented||Key-value store|
|Secondary database models||Document store If 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 this 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 support 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 see docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-explorer/time-series-analysis
|Developer||Microsoft||STS Soft SC|
|Current release||cloud service with continuous releases||4.0.8, September 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPLv2, commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||Windows|
|Data scheme||Fixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes bool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/kusto/query/scalar-data-types||yes primitive types and user defined types (classes)|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes|
|Secondary indexes||all fields are automatically indexed||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||Kusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset||no|
|APIs and other access methods||Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)|
RESTful HTTP API
|.NET Client API|
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||Yes, possible languages: KQL, Python, R||no|
|Triggers||yes see docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/kusto/management/updatepolicy||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Implicit feature of the cloud service||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes Implicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||Spark connector (open source): github.com/Azure/azure-kusto-spark||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no|
|User concepts Access control||Azure Active Directory Authentication||no|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Microsoft Azure Data Explorer||STSdb|
|Specific characteristics||Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...|
|Competitive advantages||Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...|
|Typical application scenarios||IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...|
|Key customers||Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd|
|Market metrics||Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...|
|Licensing and pricing models||An Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...|
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