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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. ObjectBox

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.48
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#215  Overall
#12  Object oriented DBMS
Websitekx.comobjectbox.io
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcObjectBox Limited
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032017
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageqC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Kdb+ObjectBox
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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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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News

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10 October 2019

ObjectBox Swift 1.0 Released
24 September 2019

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