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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB vs. SAP HANA

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score81.98
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#147  Overall
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score50.20
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedSAP
Initial release201020142010
Current releaseV122.0 SPS06 (March 4, 2022), March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoalso available as a cloud based service
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLnoSQLScript, R
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicasyes
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesACID
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.yes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDBSAP HANA
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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