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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure DocumentDB vs. MongoDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionPlanet-scale, highly-available NoSQL database service on Microsoft AzureOne of the most popular document stores
Database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Rank#54  Overall
#9  Document stores
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Technical documentationazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­documentation/­services/­documentdbdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperMicrosoftMongoDB, Inc
Initial release20142009
Current release3.4.3, March 2017
License Commercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source AGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyesno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free Although schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes JSON typesyes string, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
Secondary indexesyes All properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no SQL-like dialect for querying documentsno
APIs and other access methodsNative support for MongoDB wire protocol
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Actionscript inofficial driver
Clojure inofficial driver
ColdFusion inofficial driver
D inofficial driver
Dart inofficial driver
Delphi inofficial driver
Go inofficial driver
Groovy inofficial driver
Lisp inofficial driver
Lua inofficial driver
MatLab inofficial driver
PowerShell inofficial driver
Prolog inofficial driver
R inofficial driver
Smalltalk inofficial driver
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresJavaScriptJavaScript
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding Implicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes Implicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integration Integration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency Consistency level configurable on request level
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys Referential integritynono typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno atomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability Support for making data persistentyesyes optional
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts Access controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure DocumentDBMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMicrosoft Azure DocumentDB is a NoSQL service for highly available, globally distributed...
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MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Competitive advantagesGuaranteed low latency Write a sustained volume of data and synchronously index it...
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By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Typical application scenariosAzure DocumentDB enables writing globally distributed applications and allows you...
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Internet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Key customersReal Madrid, Orange Tribes, MSN, Telenor, NextGames
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ADP, Adobe, AstraZeneca, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, Department of Veteran Affairs,...
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Market metricsGartner Research positions Microsoft as the leader in the Magic Quadrant Operational...
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20 million downloads (growing at thousands downloads per day). 2,000+ customers including...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWith DocumentDB, pay only for the storage you use and the throughput you provision...
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MongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation’s GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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3rd party products and services
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Conferences and events

MongoDB World 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 20-21 June 2017

Recent citations in the news

DocumentDB Stored Procedures Best Practices - Microsoft
27 March 2017, Channel 9

Azure DocumentDB SLA now includes latency, availability, throughput, and consistency
12 April 2017, MSPoweruser

Microsoft Introduces Spark Connector for Azure DocumentDB - eWeek
16 March 2017, eWeek

AWS squares up to Microsoft in chase for MongoDB cloud budgets ...
11 April 2017, The Register

Get the most out of Azure's global DocumentDB | InfoWorld
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AWS squares up to Microsoft in chase for MongoDB cloud budgets
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AWS now lets you migrate MongoDB databases to DynamoDB
10 April 2017, VentureBeat

Developers Get Live Data Migration and Free Access With Updates to MongoDB's Database as a Service
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