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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandHigh performance Time Series DBMSA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.05
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score5.58
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasekx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasecode.kx.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release19842000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032012
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20193.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageCq
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
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
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsSource-replica replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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 accountsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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InterbaseKdb+Microsoft Azure Table Storage
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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