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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. PostGIS

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NameMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticspostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release20162005
Current release3.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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 integrityno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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