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

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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
Score31.51
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score22.65
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbcloudant.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.cloudant.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2019201020142005
Current releaseVertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesno infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP/JSON APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptJavaScriptyes
TriggersnoyesJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
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 serviceMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DocumentDBCloudantMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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