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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SAP IQ

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score77.99
Rank#16  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasewww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release20101994
Current releaseV1216.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integration
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 dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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