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System Properties Comparison GBase vs. Hazelcast vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.A widely adopted in-memory data gridHigh performance Time Series DBMSFully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Relational DBMSDocument store infoIf a column is of type dynamic docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types/­dynamic then it's possible to add arbitrary JSON documents in this cell
Event Store infothis is the general usage pattern at Microsoft. Billing, Logs, Telemetry events are stored in ADX and the state of an individual entity is defined by the arg_max(timestamps)
Search engine infosupport for complex search expressions docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­parseoperator FTS, Geospatial docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­geo-point-to-geohash-function distributed search -> ADX acts as a distributed search engine
Time Series DBMS infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer/­time-series-analysis
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#173  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score8.41
Rank#44  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score5.86
Rank#57  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score3.45
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comhazelcast.comkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docscode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperHazelcastKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release20082000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032019
Current releaseGBase 8a4.0, February 20203.6, May 2018cloud service with continuous releases
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaq
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesFixed schema with schema-less datatypes (dynamic)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infobool, datetime, dynamic, guid, int, long, real, string, timespan, double: docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­query/­scalar-data-types
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'all fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)Kusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functionsYes, possible languages: KQL, Python, R
Triggersyes infoEventsyes infowith viewsyes infosee docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­kusto/­management/­updatepolicy
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapMaster-slave replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitednono
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlrights management via user accountsAzure Active Directory Authentication
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GBaseHazelcastKdb+Microsoft Azure Data Explorer
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Azure Data Explorer is a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Kusto Query Language (innovative query language, optimized for high performance data...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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IoT applications IoT devices generate billions of sensor readings. Normalizing and...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Microsoft, DocuSign, Taboola, Bosch, Siemens Healthineers, Bühler, Ecolab, Zoomd
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Azure Data Explorer is the data service for Azure Monitor, Azure Time Series Insights,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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