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NameMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully managed big data interactive analytics platformA fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedTime 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)
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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.59
Rank#60  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#233  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorervictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperMicrosoftVictoriaMetrics
Initial release20192018
Current releasecloud service with continuous releasesv1.63, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
Data schemeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
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-types
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 indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetno
APIs and other access methodsMicrosoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Graphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
OpenTSDB
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Synchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAzure Active Directory Authentication
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Microsoft Azure Data ExplorerVictoriaMetrics
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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High performance, horizontally scalable time series database and monitoring solution...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Specifically designed for highly loaded workloads Addresses most of the scalability...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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When the current monitoring solution can't keep up with increasing workload Kubernetes...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, B├╝hler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Grammarly, Wix.com, adidas, Sensedia, Brandwatch, CERN, COLOPL, Razorpay See our...
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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4.9k stars and 70+ contributors on GitHub 20M+ downloads Thousands of active users...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVictoriaMetrics comes in two versions: an open source version and an Enterprise version....
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