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DBMS > IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ScyllaDB

System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ScyllaDB

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.09
Rank#315  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score31.67
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score2.59
Rank#109  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperCirconus LLC.MicrosoftScyllaDB
Initial release201720142015
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in LuaJavaScriptyes, Lua
TriggersnoJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.noyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
IRONdbMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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AdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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