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

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRDF storeSearch engine
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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
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.irondb.iowww.kinetica.comrdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.irondb.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.KineticaSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20122017201220042001
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20186.03.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C, C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
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
Proprietary protocol
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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
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 configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 levelnono
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HiveIRONdbKineticaRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSphinx
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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