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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Kdb vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.High performance Time Series DBMSMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.08
Rank#48  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score7.71
Rank#49  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgkx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgcode.kx.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release20052000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031989
Current release7.0.0, September 20233.6, May 2018SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GreenplumKdbMicrosoft SQL Server
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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