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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. IRONdb vs. Kdb+ vs. Kinetica vs. RDF4J

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
Descriptiondata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityHigh performance Time Series DBMSGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score78.65
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#312  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score5.86
Rank#57  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.61
Rank#197  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#215  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.irondb.iokx.comwww.kinetica.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.irondb.io/­docscode.kx.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcKineticaSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201220172000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320122004
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20183.6, May 20186.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++qC, C++Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (q)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
PHP
Python
.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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonoyes infowith viewsyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonononoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnorights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
More information provided by the system vendor
HiveIRONdbKdb+KineticaRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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