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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.45
Rank#78  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score40.29
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTube
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20122014
Current release3.7.9, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infoJSON types
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-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
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptJavaScript
TriggersnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptwith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
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)
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-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 controlyesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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ArangoDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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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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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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News

Announcing ArangoDB Series B Funding
6 October 2021

September 2021: What’s the Latest with ArangoDB?
5 October 2021

ArangoDB Dev Days are Here!
16 September 2021

August 2021: What’s the Latest with ArangoDB?
31 August 2021

ArangoSync: A Recipe for Reliability
18 August 2021

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The Weight of Relational Databases: Time for Multi-Model?
29 August 2017, Luca Olivari (guest author)

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Conferences and events

ArangoDB Dev Days 2021
Virtual developer conference., 18-22 October 2021

Recent citations in the news

Open source graph database company ArangoDB raises $27.8M
6 October 2021, VentureBeat

ArangoDB brings yet more money into graph database market with $27.8M round
6 October 2021, SiliconANGLE News

ArangoDB Strengthens Executive Team with New Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Technology Officer
5 October 2021, PR Web

Global Valuation of Graph Database Market Size & Share Will Reach USD 4,500 Million By 2026: Facts & Factors
7 October 2021, Yahoo Finance

Global Graph Database Market Expected To Reach Highest CAGR By 2026: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, AWS, Neo4j etc. – Puck77
19 October 2021, Puck77

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Azure Cosmos DB alert: This critical vulnerability puts users at risk
27 August 2021, ZDNet

Microsoft to Azure Cosmos DB Users: Your Data May Have Been Exposed
30 August 2021, Redmondmag.com

Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB incident underscores the need to closely watch cloud data – Urgent Comms
1 September 2021, Urgent Communications

Microsoft announces several new updates for Azure Cosmos DB - MSPoweruser
25 May 2021, MSPoweruser

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20 October 2021, Technology Record

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