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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. Quasardb

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFully managed big data interactive analytics platformDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.68
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score3.19
Rank#82  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score2.81
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#282  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comcloudant.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.cloudant.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoftquasardb
Initial release2012201020192009
Current release3.6.0, January 2020cloud service with continuous releases3.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedhostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashnoyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes infointeger and binary
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIMicrosoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, Rno
Triggersnoyesyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factorMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesnowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAzure Active Directory AuthenticationCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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ArangoDBCloudantMicrosoft Azure Data ExplorerQuasardb
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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