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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Netezza vs. Valentina Server

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Netezza vs. Valentina Server

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score76.78
Rank#16  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score8.59
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#325  Overall
#144  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasewww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlvalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperMicrosoftIBMParadigma Software
Initial release201020001999
Current releaseV125.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoincluded in applianceLinux
OS X
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyesyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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