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DBMS > Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Access vs. Newts

System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Access vs. Newts

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSMicrosoft 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.)Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.10
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#358  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftOpenNMS Group
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319922014
Current release3.6, May 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnoneSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
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Kdb+Microsoft AccessNewts
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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