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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. LeanXcale vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSFull ACID, highly scalable DBMS for OLTP and OLAP applications with transactions on distributed dataMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.37
Rank#57  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#261  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#119  Relational DBMS
Score90.09
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score119.90
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.68
Rank#62  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitekx.comwww.leanxcale.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
products.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationcode.kx.commariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarymsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcLeanXcaleMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
MicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032015200919922012
Current release3.6, May 201810.4.12, January 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageqC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyesschema-free
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infothrough Apache Derbyyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
proprietary key/value interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infowith viewsyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keynoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
noneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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Kdb+LeanXcaleMariaDBMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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