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DBMS > Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TypeDB

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engineGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.08
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score7.54
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.67
Rank#210  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#101  Relational DBMS
Websitehazelcast.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchvaticle.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperHazelcastIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2008201020152016
Current release5.1, March 2022V12.8.1, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategynonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenonono
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP APIgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyes infoEventsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes infousing Azure authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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HazelcastIBM CloudantMicrosoft Azure SearchTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsMeet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesEntity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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