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DBMS > Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ToroDB

System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ToroDB

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.81
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score31.43
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#41  Document stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoft8Kdata
Initial release200220142016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript
TriggersJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles

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