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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. SWC-DB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score39.71
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperMicrosoftAlex Kashirin
Initial release20142020
Current release0.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON types
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptno
TriggersJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
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*no
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 integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 level

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