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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.58
Rank#49  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score807.65
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitekx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationcode.kx.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031989
Current release3.6, May 2018SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.yesyes
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
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
KdbMicrosoft SQL Server
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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