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DBMS > AnzoGraph DB vs. GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.28
Rank#299  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#15  RDF stores
Score1.64
Rank#149  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score40.41
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographgriddb.netazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.griddb.netdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsToshiba CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201820132014
Current release2.3, January 20215.1, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhosted
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.SQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesnoJavaScript
TriggersnoyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-ClusterSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
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 level
More information provided by the system vendor
AnzoGraph DBGridDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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