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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. PostGIS

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.75
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchpostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release20152005
Current releaseV13.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 authenticationyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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