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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesWide column storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.93
Rank#180  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#255  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score38.52
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAlibabaAlibabaMicrosoft
Initial release201620162014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavanoJavaScript
TriggersnonoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-row operationsMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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