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

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  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 MobileA 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 DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score40.22
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.97
Rank#177  Overall
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbobjectbox.iogithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.objectbox.ioxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftObjectBox LimitedJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201420172019
Current release1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyesyes, 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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Proprietary native APIHTTP 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
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptnono
TriggersJavaScriptnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceonline/offline synchronization between client and serveryes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyes
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Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBObjectBoxXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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