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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.54
Rank#201  Overall
#27  Document stores
#97  Relational DBMS
Score26.28
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#4  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoft
Initial release20142014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON types
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
TriggersyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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AlaSQLMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Cosmos DB is Microsoft™s globally-distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesGlobal distribution Easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle...
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Typical application scenariosAzure Cosmos DB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Key customersJet.com, Asos, Real Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames, Schneider Electric,...
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Market metricsGartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith Azure Cosmos DB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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