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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. ScyllaDB vs. searchxml

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NameMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.12
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.84
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.scylladb.comwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.scylladb.comwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperMicrosoftScyllaDBinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release201420152015
Current releaseScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 20241.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON typesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes, Luayes infoon the application server
TriggersJavaScriptnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
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
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsmultiple readers, single writer
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.yes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users can be defined per objectDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBScyllaDBsearchxml
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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