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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. Kdb vs. SpaceTime

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopHigh performance Time Series DBMSSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.55
Rank#53  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationcode.kx.com
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMireo
Initial release20092000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032020
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20163.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++qC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (q)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelSource-replica replicationReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsyes
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HypertableKdbSpaceTime
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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