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DBMS > Geode vs. Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Geode vs. Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. TerarkDB

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.63
Rank#137  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.73
Rank#205  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score78.26
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasegithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.KineticaMicrosoftTerark
Initial release2002201220102016
Current release1.1, February 20177.1, August 2021V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsTransact SQLno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodenoACIDno
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
GeodeKineticaMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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