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Azure Cosmos DB vs Azure SQL Database: 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 Azure SQL Database? Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud. It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.

Azure Cosmos DB can be classified as a tool in the "NoSQL Database as a Service" category, while Azure SQL Database is grouped under "Databases".

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Pros of Azure Cosmos DB
Pros of Azure SQL Database
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    Best-of-breed NoSQL features
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    High scalability
  • 15
    Globally distributed
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    Automatic indexing over flexible json data model
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    Tunable consistency
  • 10
    Always on with 99.99% availability sla
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    Javascript language integrated transactions and queries
  • 6
    Predictable performance
  • 5
    High performance
  • 5
    Analytics Store
  • 2
    Ease of use
  • 2
    No Sql
  • 2
    Rapid Development
  • 2
    Auto Indexing
  • 3
    Managed
  • 2
    Scalable
  • 2
    Secure

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Cons of Azure Cosmos DB
Cons of Azure SQL Database
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    Pricing
  • 4
    Poor No SQL query support
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    What is Azure Cosmos DB?

    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 Azure SQL Database?

    It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.

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    What are some alternatives to Azure Cosmos DB and Azure SQL Database?
    MongoDB Atlas
    MongoDB Atlas is a global cloud database service built and run by the team behind MongoDB. Enjoy the flexibility and scalability of a document database, with the ease and automation of a fully managed service on your preferred cloud.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    Neo4j
    Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. It is a high performance graph store with all the features expected of a mature and robust database, like a friendly query language and ACID transactions.
    MySQL
    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
    Cassandra
    Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
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