Azure Cosmos DB vs Liquibase: 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, Liquibase is detailed as "Source control for your database". Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.
Azure Cosmos DB belongs to "NoSQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Liquibase can be primarily classified under "Database Tools".
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, Liquibase provides the following key features:
- Supports code branching and merging
- Supports multiple developers
- Supports multiple database types
"Best-of-breed NoSQL features" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Cosmos DB over the competitors, whereas "Great database tool" was stated as the key factor in picking Liquibase.
Liquibase is an open source tool with 1.79K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Liquibase'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 Liquibase, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.