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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Faircom EDGE vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score132.83
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#362  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
#155  Relational DBMS
Score27.71
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-edgeazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.faircom.com/­docs/­en/­UUID-23d4f1fd-d213-f6d5-b92e-9b7475baa14e.htmllearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperElasticFairCom CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201019792014
Current release8.6, January 2023V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++JavaScript
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLno
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 infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights can be defined down to the item level

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