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DBMS > Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TimesTen vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TimesTen vs. TypeDB

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.48
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score7.24
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.02
Rank#137  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score1.21
Rank#185  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlvaticle.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1docs.vaticle.com
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Vaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003201519982016
Current release3.6, May 2018V111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)2.14.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageqJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)noyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoPL/SQLno
Triggersyes infowith viewsnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Kdb+Microsoft Azure SearchTimesTenTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsMeet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesEntity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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