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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. PostGIS vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SiteWhere

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. PostGIS vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SiteWhere

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NameMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerSpatial extension of PostgreSQLLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score17.98
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticspostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlsitewhere.io
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticspostgis.net/­documentationsitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperMicrosoftSybase, SAPSiteWhere
Initial release2016200519932010
Current release3.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++CJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyespredefined scheme
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
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.nono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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