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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Data Explorer vs. MongoDB vs. Rockset

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NameMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully managed big data interactive analytics platformOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infocolumn orientedDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.67
Rank#59  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score486.23
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.76
Rank#226  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorerwww.mongodb.comrockset.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorerdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperMicrosoftMongoDB, IncRockset
Initial release201920092019
Current releasecloud service with continuous releases6.0.1, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)yes
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)schema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-typesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialdynamic typing
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.yesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesall fields are automatically indexedyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subsetRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsMicrosoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSONHTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, RJavaScriptno
Triggersyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicyyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.Automatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsSpark connector (open source): github.com/­Azure/­azure-kusto-sparkyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAzure Active Directory AuthenticationAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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Microsoft Azure Data ExplorerMongoDBRockset
Specific characteristicsAzure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesKusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersMicrosoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsAzure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAn Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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