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

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

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational 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
Score0.21
Rank#350  Overall
#30  Time Series 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
Websiteblueflood.iowww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikidocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperRackspaceEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release201319842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemepredefined schemeyesschema-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 indexesnoyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.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 proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageJavaScript
TriggersnoyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraInterbase 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 systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 datayesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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