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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. IRONdb vs. Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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 simplicityGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score83.53
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#198  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score9.58
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.irondb.iowww.kinetica.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehouse
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.irondb.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehouse
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.KineticaMicrosoft
Initial release2012201720122016
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20186.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C, C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinuxhosted
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functionsTransact SQL
Triggersnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HiveIRONdbKineticaMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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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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