DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.69
Rank#182  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score62.02
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score31.51
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloudant.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.cloudant.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoft
Initial release2019201220102014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes 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 indexesyesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoby integration with AWS LambdayesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionno infoatomic operations within a document possibleMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DocumentDBAmazon DynamoDBCloudantMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

Meet some database management systems you are likely to hear more about in the future
4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

AWS Issues 'Urgent' Warning for Database Users to ...
9 January 2020, Dark Reading

Amazon AWS warns certain users to update certificates or face lost connectivity
10 January 2020, Continuity Central

AWS needs you (to rotate your certificates)
8 January 2020, DevClass

AWS Announces Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility)
9 January 2019, Business Wire

Amazon DocumentDB Speeds Up With Slow Queries Logging
20 August 2019, Computer Business Review

provided by Google News

What is Amazon DynamoDB?
31 December 2019, TechRadar

5 cloud database comparison tips to guide your data strategy
23 January 2020, TechTarget

How DynamoDB Is Gaining Popularity In The Developer Community
28 November 2019, Analytics India Magazine

Dice 2020 Salary Report: Which Cities, Skills, and Occupations Paid the Most?
29 January 2020, Dice Insights

ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool
11 September 2019, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

IBM Adds Kubernetes Operator for CouchDB
26 September 2019, Datanami

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

Meet the finalists for IBM's $200K Call for Code competition
9 September 2019, The Next Web

How to Trigger OpenWhisk Actions on Cloudant Databases Changes
27 July 2016, DZone News

Firefighter Protection System Wins 2019 IBM Call for Code Challenge
12 October 2019, Robotics Business Review

provided by Google News

How to do Bulk and Transactional Batch operations with the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK - Microsoft
17 January 2020, Channel 9

Ctrl + S (App Center Data) | Partly Cloudy - Microsoft
8 January 2020, Channel 9

5 cloud database comparison tips to guide your data strategy
23 January 2020, TechTarget

Azure Cosmos DB now has support for built-in Jupyter notebooks
1 October 2019, Neowin

Azure Cosmos DB gets built-in Jupyter notebooks support
1 October 2019, DevClass

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

NoSQL Architect - Amazon DocumentDB
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Seattle, WA

Azure Architect
Insight Enterprises, Inc., Austin, TX

Database Reliability Engineer
MathWorks, Natick, MA

Database Engineer II
Expedia.com, Seattle, WA

Software Development Architect
Insight Enterprises, Inc., Tempe, AZ

Data Scientist
Turner, New York, NY

Software Engineer
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dover, NH

Vice President Software Engineering
Jio, Inc., Chicago, IL

Data Scientist - Supply Chain Optimization
7-Eleven, Inc., Irving, TX

Penetration Tester, AWS Specialist
Coalfire, Remote

Software Developer
IBM, San Jose, CA

Azure: Production Support
ITL USA, Weehawken, NJ

Azure Data Technologist
Slalom Consulting, Seattle, WA

Principal Software Engineer, Cosmos DB
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Azure Customer Engineer
Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Azure Data Analytics Architect
Blue Chip Consulting Group, Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandraâ„¢ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here