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DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. RavenDB vs. SWC-DB

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score79.72
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score3.21
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaseravendb.netgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftHibernating RhinosAlex Kashirin
Initial release201020102020
Current releaseV125.2, June 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine 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 AzureRavenDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, 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 modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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