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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. MonetDB vs. RavenDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document storeGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score60.45
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.monetdb.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftMonetDB BVHibernating Rhinos
Initial release201020042010
Current releaseV12Jun2020-SP1, July 20204.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyes, in SQL, C, Ryes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureMonetDBRavenDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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