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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. SpaceTime vs. SWC-DB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineSpatial DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.62
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#334  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.mireo.hr/­spacetimegithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperMicrosoftMireoAlex Kashirin
Initial release201520202020
Current releaseV10.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C#
C++
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceFixed-grid hypercubesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationyes

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