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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.71
Rank#49  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score2.26
Rank#114  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.commaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031984
Current release3.6, May 20187.9.10.12, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
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)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
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 accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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KdbMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D
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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