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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. RavenDB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.12
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score3.07
Rank#84  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20152010
Current releaseV14.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle

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