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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Informix vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataHigh performance Time Series DBMSA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score24.89
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsainformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
code.kx.com
DeveloperGoogleIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release200219842000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032012
Current release14.10.FC3, December 20193.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC, C++ and Javaq
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-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 methodsnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsrights management via user accountsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Search ApplianceInformixKdb+Microsoft Azure Table Storage
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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