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DBMS > Kinetica vs. MonetDB vs. OpenQM

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. MonetDB vs. OpenQM

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA relational database management system that stores data in columnsQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.47
Rank#264  Overall
#122  Relational DBMS
Score2.11
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#272  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperKineticaMonetDB BVMartin Phillips
Initial release201220041993
Current release7.1, August 2021Jul2021-SP2, July 20213.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++C
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infowith some exceptions
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in SQL, C, Ryes
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tablesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusyes
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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KineticaMonetDBOpenQM infoalso called QM
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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