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DBMS > Kdb vs. StarRocks vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Kdb vs. StarRocks vs. TerarkDB

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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache DorisA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational 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
Score0.75
Rank#218  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Websitekx.comwww.starrocks.iogithub.com/­bytedance/­terarkdb
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_introbytedance.larkoffice.com/­docs/­doccnZmYFqHBm06BbvYgjsHHcKc
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcThe Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023ByteDance, originally Terark
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320202016
Current release3.6, May 20183.3, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqC++, JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)yesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
MySQL protocol
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infowith viewsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsRole based access control and fine grained access rightsno
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KdbStarRocksTerarkDB
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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