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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Memcached

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.51
Rank#253  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Score17.74
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.kinetica.comgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperKineticaDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20122003
Current release7.1, August 20211.6.27, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++C
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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