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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Kdb+

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.High performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.80
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score5.76
Rank#60  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisekx.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comcode.kx.com
DeveloperDataStaxKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release20112000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release6.7, December 20183.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HTTP API
Jupyter
Kafka
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
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 proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectrights management via user accounts
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Datastax EnterpriseKdb+
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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