ArangoDB vs Azure Cosmos DB: What are the differences?
What is Azure Cosmos DB? A fully-managed, globally distributed NoSQL database service. Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
ArangoDB belongs to "Databases" category of the tech stack, while Azure Cosmos DB can be primarily classified under "NoSQL Database as a Service".
Some of the features offered by ArangoDB are:
- multi-model nosql db
On the other hand, Azure Cosmos DB provides the following key features:
- Fully managed with 99.99% Availability SLA
- Elastically and highly scalable (both throughput and storage)
- Predictable low latency: <10ms @ P99 reads and <15ms @ P99 fully-indexed writes
"Grahps and documents in one DB" is the primary reason why developers consider ArangoDB over the competitors, whereas "Best-of-breed NoSQL features" was stated as the key factor in picking Azure Cosmos DB.
ArangoDB is an open source tool with 8.22K GitHub stars and 576 GitHub forks. Here's a link to ArangoDB's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Azure Cosmos DB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to ArangoDB, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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If you need a document-based database with geo-redundancy (imagine AU-HU distance), this is the way to go.