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DBMS > Druid vs. GridGain vs. Kdb+

System Properties Comparison Druid vs. GridGain vs. Kdb+

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.83
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score1.60
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.gridgain.comkx.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestcode.kx.com
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsGridGain Systems, Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release201220072000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.13.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .Netq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functions
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes (replicated cache)Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsrights management via user accounts
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DruidGridGainKdb+
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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