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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. IRONdb vs. Kinetica vs. VelocityDB

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NameHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 datasetsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score72.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#194  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#305  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitehive.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.kinetica.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.circonus.com/­irondbwww.kinetica.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.KineticaVelocityDB Inc
Initial release2012201720122011
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20186.07.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C, C++C#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinuxAny that supports .NET
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 statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
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
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication
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 integritynonoyesno
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 RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelBased on Windows Authentication

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