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

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

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational 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
Score7.58
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score45.45
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score23.04
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, SybaseApache Software Foundation
Initial release201519872014
Current releaseV116.03.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Scala
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava and Transact-SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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