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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. NuoDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.70
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score27.59
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#4  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.02
Rank#145  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.nuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release200720142013
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptJava, SQL
TriggersnoJavaScriptyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 partitionACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTemporary table
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 levelStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon SimpleDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBNuoDB
Specific characteristicsAzure Cosmos DB is Microsoft™s globally-distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesGlobal distribution Easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosAzure Cosmos DB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersJet.com, Asos, Real Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames, Schneider Electric,...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsGartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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Fast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith Azure Cosmos DB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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