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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Kdb+

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.12
Rank#49  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.76
Rank#60  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasekx.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasecode.kx.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release19842000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 20173.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCq
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Jupyter
Kafka
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accounts
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InterbaseKdb+
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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