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

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBHigh performance Time Series DBMSGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.69
Rank#182  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score31.51
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbcloudant.comkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.cloudant.comcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release201920102000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangq
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsJavaScript
Triggersnoyesyes infowith viewsJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding 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
Master-slave replicationyes 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)yesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingwith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 possiblenoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaserights management via user accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DocumentDBCloudantKdb+Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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