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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. OpenQM vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. OpenQM vs. Snowflake

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NameMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score22.71
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#286  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-open-qmwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftRocket Software, originally Martin PhillipsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201619932014
Current release3.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infowith some exceptionsyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningyesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes
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 integrityno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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