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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Kdb vs. ObjectBox

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBHigh performance Time Series DBMSExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.49
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score7.55
Rank#53  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#170  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgkx.comobjectbox.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlcode.kx.comdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcObjectBox Limited
Initial release20012000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032017
Current release2.7.2, June 20233.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaqC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsyes
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HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBKdbObjectBox
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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