DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Postgres-XL vs. SQLite

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Postgres-XL vs. SQLite

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresWidely used in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score32.05
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score4.85
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score122.19
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.postgres-xl.orgwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201420122014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2000
Current release10 R1, October 20183.31.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnouser defined functionsno
TriggersJavaScriptnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nonono
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic lockingACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
Navicat for SQLite is a powerful and comprehensive SQLite GUI that provides a complete set of functions for database management and development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table StoragePostgres-XLSQLite
DB-Engines blog posts

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to make the most of Azure Cosmos DB's free tier
10 March 2020, InfoWorld

NoSQL Databases Software Market New Opportunities by: MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase
1 April 2020, Bandera County Courier

Microsoft to introduce a free tier of its Cosmos DB NoSQL database
5 March 2020, ZDNet

Get to know Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB use cases
11 November 2019, TechTarget

Global NoSQL Databases Software Market Growth Analysis Report 2020
6 April 2020, Business Broker

provided by Google News

Top Analytics Job Openings in India At The Moment
17 March 2020, Analytics India Magazine

How to use Azure Table storage in .Net
14 January 2019, InfoWorld

Get to know Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB use cases
11 November 2019, TechTarget

Azure Cosmos DB gets built-in Jupyter notebooks support
1 October 2019, DevClass

Azure Improves Table Storage Paging
14 October 2014, Visual Studio Magazine

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

Interview with Frank Huerta and Mason Sharp on PostGres-XL
13 May 2014, opensource.com

The States Can’t Blockchain
1 March 2020, Yahoo Finance

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

PostgreSQL vs. Hadoop
20 August 2016, DZone News

provided by Google News

Fedora Looking To Transition The RPM Database From Berkeley DB To SQLite
16 March 2020, Phoronix

Learn SQL and database design with Raspberry Pi
19 March 2020, Blogdottv

Beyond the mainstream database offerings
26 March 2020, Corporate IT

Researchers Show How SQLite Can Be Modified to ...
12 August 2019, Dark Reading

SQLite 3.31 Released With Support For Generated Columns
26 January 2020, Phoronix

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Azure Data bricks Developer
Vedainfo, Deerfield, IL

Azure Databricks Developer
vedainfo, Deerfield, IL

Azure Data Architect -Remote
Sirrussoft Inc, Collegeville, PA

Jr. Azure Data Engineer
34T GoDeploy Group, Miami, FL

Azure Architect
SRI Tech Soutions Inc, Lake Mary, FL

Data Engineer I - Azure
Vermeer Corporation, Pella, IA

Full Stack .Net Core Developer - Azure
Capgemini, New York, NY

Azure Cloud Solutions Architect - COE
Capgemini, New York, NY

Azure Application Architect
Quisitive, Dallas, TX

Developer I
OverDrive, Inc., Cleveland, OH

UI Developer(Xamarin)
Maddisoft, Dallas, TX

C# Developer(Xamarin)
Maddisoft, Dallas, TX

Automated Test Developer
Maddisoft, Dallas, TX

Database Administrator
Improvix Technologies, Washington, DC

DEVELOPER XAMARIN
Vertex IT Services, Englewood, CO

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here