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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score54.47
Rank#20  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score20.26
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#4  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentation/­dynamodbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release20122014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON types
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes 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)with Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights can be defined down to the item level
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Amazon DynamoDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsAmazon DynamoDB is a nonrelational database that delivers reliable performance at...
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Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally-distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesPERFORMANCE AT SCALE DynamoDB delivers consistent, single-digit millisecond responsiveness...
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Global distribution Easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle...
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Typical application scenariosAd Tech Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that delivers consistent, single-digit...
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Azure Cosmos DB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Key customersSamsung uses DynamoDB for their petabyte size mobile app backups, resulting in consistent...
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Jet.com, Asos, Real Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames, Schneider Electric,...
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Market metricsAccording to DB-Engines' ranking , Amazon DynamoDB is the most popular fully managed...
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Gartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith Amazon DynamoDB, you only pay for the throughput and storage you need. The AWS...
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With Azure Cosmos DB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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