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System Properties Comparison Kdb vs. MySQL vs. SwayDB

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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSWidely used open source RDBMSAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.58
Rank#49  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score1039.46
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitekx.comwww.mysql.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSimer Plaha
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319952018
Current release3.6, May 20189.0.0, July 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqC and C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyes infowith viewsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
KdbMySQLSwayDB
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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