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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Snowflake vs. Transwarp StellarDB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Snowflake vs. Transwarp StellarDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTranswarp StellarDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA distributed graph DBMS built for enterprise-level graph applications
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.78
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#389  Overall
#38  Graph DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.snowflake.comwww.transwarp.cn/­en/­product/­stellardb
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.Transwarp
Initial release20162014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OpenCypher
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
PHP
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningyeshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
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 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 controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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