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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. NuoDB vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. NuoDB vs. PostGIS

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.61
Rank#58  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score31.68
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchnuodb.compostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdoc.nuodb.compostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release201520132005
Current releaseV13.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDByes infobased on PostgreSQL
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyes
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.noyes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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