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Microsoft Azure SQL Database System Properties

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database formerly SQL Azure
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Database modelRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Rank#27  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­documentation/­services/­sql-database
Current releaseV12
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
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 indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresTransact SQL
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
User concepts Access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Microsoft Azure SQL Database formerly SQL Azure
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