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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. MySQL vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerWidely used open source RDBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.34
Rank#51  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score1255.45
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score12.91
Rank#41  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.mysql.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousedev.mysql.com/­docdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201619952014
Current release8.0.22, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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