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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ObjectBox vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ObjectBox vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Object oriented DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.94
Rank#182  Overall
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbobjectbox.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.objectbox.iodocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftObjectBox LimitedOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Juxt Ltd.
Initial release2014201719982019
Current release11 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 languagenoyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Proprietary native APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnoPL/SQLno
TriggersJavaScriptnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceonline/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBObjectBoxTimesTenXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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19 October 2021

Building a Business on Open Source
1 July 2021

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