Azure Cosmos DB vs Compose: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure Cosmos DB as "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. On the other hand, Compose is detailed as "We host databases for busy devs: production-ready, cloud-hosted, open source". Compose makes it easy to spin up multiple open source databases with just one click. Deploy MongoDB for production, take Redis out for a performance test drive, or spin up RethinkDB in development before rolling it out to production.
Azure Cosmos DB can be classified as a tool in the "NoSQL Database as a Service" category, while Compose is grouped under "MongoDB Hosting".
Some of the features offered by Azure Cosmos DB are:
- 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
On the other hand, Compose provides the following key features:
- One click, production-ready, cloud hosted MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and RethinkDB, with additional databases in beta.
Every deployment features: database autoscaling based on data size usage - private VLAN, IP whitelisting, SSL, full-stack monitoring, custom alerts - HA and fault tolerance with automatic failover
"Best-of-breed NoSQL features" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Cosmos DB over the competitors, whereas "Simple to set up" was stated as the key factor in picking Compose.
According to the StackShare community, Compose has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to Azure Cosmos DB, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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