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DBMS > GeoSpock vs. IRONdb vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison GeoSpock vs. IRONdb vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityHigh performance Time Series DBMSElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.12
Rank#314  Overall
#143  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score8.14
Rank#57  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score22.60
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitegeospock.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasekx.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdocs.circonus.com/­irondbcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperGeoSpockCirconus LLC.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release20172000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032016
Current release2.0, September 2019V0.10.20, January 20183.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC and C++qC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexestemporal, categoricalnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luauser defined functionsTransact SQL
Triggersnonoyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioningSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tablenorights management via user accountsyes

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