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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score38.52
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#278  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsravendb.netgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
www.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsravendb.net/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftHibernating RhinosAlex KashirinTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142016201020201987
Current release5.2, June 20210.5, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#C++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptTransact SQLyesnoyes
TriggersJavaScriptnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding, horizontal partitioningShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*noyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnono
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
Immediate ConsistencyEventual 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 dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseRavenDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseTransbase
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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