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DBMS > Kdb+ vs. MonetDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. MonetDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSA relational database management system that stores data in columnsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score5.40
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationcode.kx.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMonetDB BVSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320041992
Current release3.6, May 2018Apr2019, April 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in SQL, C, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infowith viewsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Kdb+MonetDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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News

Limit memory usage of MonetDB on Linux with CGROUPS
9 May 2019

SQL:2003 merge statements now supported in MonetDB
8 March 2019

Extended SQL:2011 Window Functions in MonetDB
26 February 2019

Updatable MERGE TABLEs with partition predicates
26 February 2019

Remote Tables and Authorization
10 August 2018

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