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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.69
Rank#93  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score31.33
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score6.53
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release201220142015
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptno
TriggersnoJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyes infousing Azure authentication

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