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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. XAP

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsHigh 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 storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
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Score4.54
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.75
Rank#169  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperMicrosoftGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20122000
Current release14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding 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.Master-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesRole-based access control

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