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

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandHigh performance Time Series DBMSA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.29
Rank#60  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1081.91
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasekx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasecode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperEmbarcaderoKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release19842000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320121989
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 20173.6, May 2018SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCqC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 possibleyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'noyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)noyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
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
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsMaster-slave replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
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.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InterbaseKdb+Microsoft Azure Table StorageMicrosoft SQL Server
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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