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DBMS > DolphinDB vs. Kinetica vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison DolphinDB vs. Kinetica vs. PostGIS

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NameDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDolphinDB is a high performance Time Series DBMS. It is integrated with an easy-to-use fully featured programming language and a high-volume high-velocity streaming analytics system. It offers operational simplicity, scalability, fault tolerance, and concurrency.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score2.35
Rank#125  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#268  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score29.20
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.dolphindb.comwww.kinetica.compostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.dolphindb.com/­helpwww.kinetica.com/­docspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperDolphinDB, IncKinetica
Initial release201820122005
Current releasev2.00.4, January 20227.1, August 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community version availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C, C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON over HTTP
Kafka
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
OPC DA
OPC UA
RabbitMQ
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
MatLab
Python
R
Rust
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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DolphinDBKineticaPostGIS
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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