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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. OpenTSDB vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. OpenTSDB vs. Teradata Aster

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBasePlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.28
Rank#71  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score2.00
Rank#119  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesopentsdb.net
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperMicrosoftcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsTeradata
Initial release201220112005
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoLGPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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.nonoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoR packages
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infobased on HBaseSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.selectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingnoACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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