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

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

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 processingA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score7.54
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, SybaseApache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2015198720141987
Current releaseV116.03.2.0, October 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava and Transact-SQLnoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
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
noneSource-replica replication
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 integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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