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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. NuoDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. Tibero

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTibero  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLA secure RDBMS, designed for easy portability from Oracle
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational 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
Score0.93
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score503.37
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#127  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.nuodb.comwww.postgresql.orgwww.tmaxsoft.com/­products/­tibero
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdoc.nuodb.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualstechnet.tmaxsoft.com/­upload/­download/­online/­tibero/­pver-20150504-000002/­index.html
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcNuoDB, Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerTmaxSoft
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2003
Current release3.6, May 201812.1, November 20196, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageqC++CC and Assembler
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
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.yesnoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Tibero CLI
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Java
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava, SQLuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Persistent Stored Procedure (PSM)
Triggersyes infowith viewsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashhorizontal partitioning infoby range, hash, list or composite
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infotunable commit protocolACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTemporary tablenono infoplanned for next version
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard (SQL 92, SQL 99)
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Kdb+NuoDBPostgreSQLTibero
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Fast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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