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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. eXtremeDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. TigerGraph vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.67
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#228  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score32.05
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.88
Rank#158  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Score1.87
Rank#115  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilyazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.tigergraph.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.tigergraph.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014McObjectMicrosoftTimescale
Initial release20102001201420172017
Current release8.1, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C++C
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoJSON typesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data 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 infosupport of XML interfaces availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (GSQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesJavaScriptyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infoby defining eventsJavaScriptnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Master-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CloudanteXtremeDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBTigerGraphTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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