Azure NoSQL offerings support several data types and address a functional gap in Microsoft’s own SQL Server product.
The chart compares Microsoft’s on-premises and hosted database management offerings, their query languages, and the data types they support.
Sidebar explains the various data types and technologies used in Microsoft database management offerings.
Microsoft's database management landscape includes on-premises and cloud solutions with proprietary and open-source products that are designed for all enterprise data types and workloads.
Azure Cosmos DB adds Always Encrypted high-end security to protect sensitive data in transit using customer-managed keys, helping customers meet regulatory and policy requirements.
Sidebar explains how Cosmos DB’s Multimodal database processing works.
Azure Cosmos DB receives query language and data processing improvements that could support more complex applications that previously could not be migrated to the service.
Azure Cosmos DB’s new point-in-time restore features can help recover from accidental deletion and changes, but it restores to a new location, requiring new setup and configuration.
Sidebar explains Azure Cosmos DB pricing.
Azure Cosmos DB adds serverless deployments and Azure management features to help control cost and simplify administration.