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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.99
Rank#57  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score3.89
Rank#86  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.omnisci.comwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.omnisci.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.Sybase, SAPSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015201619932014
Current releaseV15.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Delphi
Perl
PHP
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robinnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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