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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SQLite

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  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 metricGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsWidely used in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score152.16
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score31.95
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score123.36
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherewww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperElasticMicrosoftMicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20102014201219922000
Current release7.3.0, August 201917, July 20153.31.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languagenoyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScriptnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureJavaScriptnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectorwith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nonono
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, allBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.Memcached and Redis integrationnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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ElasticsearchMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table StorageSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSQLite
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosSearch, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customers
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Market metricsMore than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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