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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score4.25
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Kinetica
Initial release20102012
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and roles on table level
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IBM CloudantKinetica
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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