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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. RethinkDB vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. RethinkDB vs. STSdb

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score27.62
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.76
Rank#77  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.09
Rank#291  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaserethinkdb.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databaserethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017STS Soft SC
Initial release201020092011
Current releaseV122.3.6, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLno
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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