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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Yanza

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonYanza  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentTime Series DBMS for IoT Applications
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Search engineTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score66.18
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score31.67
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#340  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchyanza.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftMicrosoftYanza
Initial release2012201420152015
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercialcommercial infofree version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesno infobut mainly used as a service provided by Yanza
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyesno
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP 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
.Net
C#
any language that supports HTTP calls
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptnono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaJavaScriptnoyes infoTimer and event based
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
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*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights can be defined down to the item levelyes infousing Azure authenticationno

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