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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Sadas Engine vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Sadas Engine vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in data warehouse environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
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
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Score79.56
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#395  Overall
#159  Relational DBMS
Score127.45
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasewww.sadasengine.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.sadasengine.com/­en/­sadas-engine-download-free-trial-and-documentation/­#documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftSADAS s.r.l.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201020062014
Current releaseV128.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenoneyes
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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 infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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