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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Postgres-XL

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NameMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score17.27
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release20162014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release10 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
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 infoMVCC
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 controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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