Log and Telemetry Analytics Performance Benchmark
This report focuses on the performance of cloud-enabled, enterprise-ready, popular log analytical platforms Microsoft Azure Data Explorer (part of Azure Synapse Analytics), Google BigQuery, and Snowflake. Due to cost limitations with Elasticsearch and AWS OpenSearch, we could not run our tests on Elasticsearch. Microsoft invited GigaOm to measure the performance of the Azure Data Explorer engine and compare it with its leading competitors in the log analytics space. The tests we designed intend to simulate a set of basic scenarios to answer fundamental business questions that an organization from nearly any industry might encounter in their log analytics.
In this report, we tested complex workloads with a volume of 100TB of data and concurrency of 1 and 50 concurrent users. The testing was conducted using comparable hardware configurations on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.