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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Memcached vs. Rockset

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.66
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score18.08
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.memcached.orgrockset.com
Technical documentationdocs.kinetica.comgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.rockset.com
DeveloperKineticaDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalRockset
Initial release201220032019
Current release7.1, August 20211.6.27, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++CC++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnodynamic typing
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes
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 configurationEventual 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 persistentyesnoyes
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) protocolAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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