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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RocksDB vs. Splunk vs. XAP

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Analytics Platform for Big DataHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.77
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score87.90
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score1.00
Rank#168  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrocksdb.orgwww.splunk.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.Splunk Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2012201320032000
Current release6.11.4, July 202014.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nonoyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
HTTP RESTGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes
Triggersnonoyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.noneMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingyesno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
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.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnoAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access control

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