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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
RDF store
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
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#276  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.omnisci.comwww.snowflake.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.omnisci.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2015201620142018
Current releaseV15.6, April 202110.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robinyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationyesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationRole-based access control

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