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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. OpenEdge

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. OpenEdge

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.70
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score56.85
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score4.85
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasedocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftProgress Software Corporation
Initial release201520101984
Current releaseV1V12OpenEdge 11.7, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, with always 3 replicas availableSource-replica replication
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and groups

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