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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Kdb

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricCloud-based data warehousing serviceHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score130.82
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.31
Rank#159  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score7.58
Rank#49  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousekx.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlcode.kx.com
DeveloperElasticIBMKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release201020142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release8.6, January 20233.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaq
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPL/SQL, SQL PLuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accounts
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ElasticsearchIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBKdb
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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