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System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. Greenplum vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Analytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.High performance Time Series DBMSMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.44
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score13.96
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score8.77
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbgreenplum.orgkx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.greenplum.orgcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperFairCom CorporationPivotal Software Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release197920052000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031989
Current releaseV12, November 20206.7.1, April 20203.6, May 2018SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++qC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyesyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardinghorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEGreenplumKdb+Microsoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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