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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. IRONdb vs. Kinetica vs. RDF4J vs. Realm

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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 datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRDF storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score84.24
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#198  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Score8.23
Rank#46  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.irondb.iowww.kinetica.comrdf4j.orgrealm.io
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.irondb.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.KineticaSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release20122017201220042014
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20186.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C, C++Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP APIJDBC
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++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functionsyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMaster-slave replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenononono
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 integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnoyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HiveIRONdbKineticaRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameRealm
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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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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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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