Azure Cosmos DB vs Hadoop: 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.
What is Hadoop? Open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
Azure Cosmos DB can be classified as a tool in the "NoSQL Database as a Service" category, while Hadoop is grouped under "Databases".
"Best-of-breed NoSQL features" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Azure Cosmos DB, while over 34 developers mention "Great ecosystem" as the leading cause for choosing Hadoop.
Hadoop is an open source tool with 9.18K GitHub stars and 5.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hadoop's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Hadoop has a broader approval, being mentioned in 237 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Azure Cosmos DB, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.
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