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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. LMDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database libraryMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.59
Rank#221  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score2.28
Rank#118  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score942.13
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperKineticaSymasMicrosoft
Initial release201220111989
Current release7.1, August 20210.9.29, March 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++CC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
CC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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KineticaLMDBMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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