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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. NSDb vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Spark SQL vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. NSDb vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Spark SQL vs. TimesTen

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.75
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score44.82
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score23.72
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score1.67
Rank#136  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchnsdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchnsdb.io/­Architecturehelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, SybaseApache Software FoundationOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20152017198720141998
Current releaseV116.03.3.0, June 202211 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ScalaC and C++Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava and Transact-SQLnoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardinghorizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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