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System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. Kdb+

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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.High performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.45
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score8.13
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbkx.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycode.kx.com
DeveloperFairCom CorporationKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release19792000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current releaseV12, November 20203.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++q
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioninghorizontal partitioning
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 replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually Consistentno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesrights management via user accounts
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Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEKdb+
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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