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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Milvus vs. ObjectBox

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score17.98
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#259  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#181  Overall
#8  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.ioobjectbox.io
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftObjectBox Limited
Initial release2010201620192017
Current release1.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++C++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
C++
Go
Java
Python
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptTransact SQLnono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyesnoyes
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