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

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

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comnsdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationcode.kx.comnsdb.io/­Architecturehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320171992
Current release3.6, May 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'all fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica 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 ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
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-standard

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