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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. MariaDB

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSMySQL 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.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.60
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score86.52
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationcode.kx.commariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032009
Current release3.6, May 201810.3.15, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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  • MariaDB Managed Service: A customized MariaDB deployment fully managed by the experts at MariaDB in the cloud of your choice. Keeps you up to date with features, upgrades, hotfixes and security patches.
  • Azure Database for MariaDB: A fully managed, scalable MariaDB relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
Implementation languageqC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supported
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Jupyter
Kafka
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes
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, key
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Kdb+MariaDB
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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3rd partiesNavicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.
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Azure Database for MariaDB: Easily deploy applications to the cloud.
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