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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.53
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score15.75
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#11  Multivalue DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.io
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201520162019
Current releaseV11.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data only
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C#
Java
PHP
C++
Go
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
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 integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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 controlyes infousing Azure authenticationyesno

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