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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. openGauss vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. openGauss vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonopenGauss  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with high-performance, high-availability and high-performance originally developed by HuaweiCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score78.40
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#189  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasegitee.com/­opengauss
opengauss.org
www.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.opengauss.org/­en
gitee.com/­opengauss/­docs
docs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftHuawei and openGauss communitySnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201020192014
Current releaseV123.0, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C, C++, Java
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
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 SQLyesANSI SQL 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash)yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableSource-replica replicationyes
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 dataACIDACIDACID
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.nono
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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