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

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  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 serviceSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
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
Score2.74
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Document stores
#45  Relational DBMS
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/­documentdbdrill.apache.orgcloudant.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.cloudant.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoft
Initial release2019201220102014
Current release1.16, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedhosted
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C++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 proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptJavaScript
TriggersnonoyesJavaScript
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 replicasMaster-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)yesyeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual 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 operationsnono 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 persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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