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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. MongoDB vs. RavenDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceOne of the most popular document storesOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.87
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score410.06
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score3.79
Rank#72  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.mongodb.comravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.mongodb.com/­manualravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftMongoDB, IncHibernating Rhinos
Initial release201420092010
Current release4.0.10, May 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
proprietary protocol using JSON.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptJavaScriptyes
TriggersJavaScriptnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replicationMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and rolesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMongoDBRavenDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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