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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.53
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score5.04
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score86.84
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release201519922003
Current releaseV117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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