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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud-based data warehousing serviceMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.80
Rank#75  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score1.99
Rank#114  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score85.57
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitecloudant.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.commariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Microsoft
Initial release2010201420092012
Current release10.4.10, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptPL/SQL, SQL PLyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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CloudantIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBMariaDBMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
Specific characteristicsOpen source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesHigh availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersBooking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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