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DBMS > IRONdb vs. Kdb+ vs. MarkLogic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. Kdb+ vs. MarkLogic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityHigh performance Time Series DBMSOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.12
Rank#349  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score7.68
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#5  Search engines
Score23.10
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasekx.comwww.marklogic.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbcode.kx.comdocs.marklogic.comdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMarkLogic Corp.Microsoft
Initial release20172000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320012016
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20183.6, May 20189.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++qC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyesyes
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (q)yes infoSQL92yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luauser defined functionsyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptTransact SQL
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioningShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replicationyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID
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.noyesyes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsyes

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