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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica vs. Solr

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica vs. Solr

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.77
Rank#134  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score57.26
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.kinetica.comlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.kinetica.com/­docslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014KineticaApache Software Foundation
Initial release20082002201020122006
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.1, February 20177.1, August 20219.0.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfirecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++JavaErlangC, C++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (OQL)noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsJava plugins
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes
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DrizzleGeodeIBM CloudantKineticaSolr
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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