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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Kdb+ vs. Rockset vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 metricHigh performance Time Series DBMSA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score155.08
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score9.34
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#240  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score5.77
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchkx.comrockset.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlcode.kx.comdocs.rockset.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperElasticKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcRocksetSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20102000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320191992
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.6, May 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaqC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingyes
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.noyesno infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infotable attribute 'grouped'all fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)Read-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP RESTADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infowith viewsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectorno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
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 ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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