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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Informix vs. Kdb+

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Informix vs. Kdb+

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#194  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score23.84
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score8.10
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixkx.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htminformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
code.kx.com
DeveloperAlibabaIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release201619842000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20203.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and Javaq
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javayesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsrights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeInformixKdb+
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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