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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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 DBMSMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.51
Rank#48  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score7.43
Rank#51  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score8.79
Rank#46  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisekx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehouse
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comcode.kx.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehouse
DeveloperDataStaxKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20112000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319922016
Current release6.8, April 20203.6, May 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaqC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
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
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineTransact SQL
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioningnoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 accountsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes
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Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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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: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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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 be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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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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