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DBMS > BigObject vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSDocument 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
Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score6.23
Rank#67  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score36.51
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitebigobject.iowww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.EmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release201519842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial
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 systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageJavaScript
TriggersnoyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change Viewsyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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