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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Geode vs. Infobright vs. Kinetica vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Geode vs. Infobright vs. Kinetica vs. RDF4J

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 processesHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score1.14
Rank#162  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#209  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbwww.kinetica.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
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.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.KineticaSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20082002200520122004
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.1, February 20177.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaCC, C++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (OQL)yesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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DrizzleGeodeInfobrightKineticaRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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