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System Properties Comparison Amazon Neptune vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Kdb+ vs. NSDb

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NameAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.High performance Time Series DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.56
Rank#109  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score8.10
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#37  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­neptunecloud.google.com/­bigtablekx.comnsdb.io
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcescloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docscode.kx.comnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazonGoogleKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release201720152000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032017
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageqJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'all fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-row operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith encyption-at-restyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accounts
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Amazon NeptuneGoogle Cloud BigtableKdb+NSDb
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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