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

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

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineGraph 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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Score9.34
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score7.75
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.82
Rank#194  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#91  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchvaticle.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320152016
Current release3.6, May 2018V12.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)nono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIgRPC 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#
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infowith viewsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Kdb+Microsoft Azure SearchTypeDB 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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