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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RavenDB vs. Stardog vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RavenDB vs. Stardog vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score38.52
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score1.70
Rank#135  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#278  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbravendb.netwww.stardog.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
www.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbravendb.net/­docsdocs.stardog.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperMicrosoftHibernating RhinosStardog-UnionAlex KashirinTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142010201020201987
Current release5.2, June 20217.3.0, May 20200.5, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC#JavaC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesnoyesyes
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (RQL)Yes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL ServerSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javanoyes
TriggersJavaScriptyesyes infovia event handlersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication in HA-ClusterSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnonono
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
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRavenDBStardogSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseTransbase
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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