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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. OpenEdge vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. OpenEdge vs. RDF4J

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerApplication development environment with integrated database management systemRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score4.82
Rank#75  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#209  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.progress.com/­openedgerdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftProgress Software CorporationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201019842004
Current releaseV12OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and groupsno

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