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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Pinecone vs. StarRocks

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Pinecone vs. StarRocks

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA managed, cloud-native vector databaseAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache Doris
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Vector DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.71
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#198  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.pinecone.iowww.starrocks.io
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewdocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_intro
DeveloperMicrosoftPinecone Systems, IncThe Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023
Initial release201420192020
Current release3.3, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesString, Number, Booleanyes
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 defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
MySQL protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
PythonJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptuser defined functions
TriggersJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 levelRole based access control and fine grained access rights

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