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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. MonetDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA 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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#123  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.monetdb.orggithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperKineticaMonetDB BVTerark
Initial release201220042016
Current release7.1, August 2021Oct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++CC++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
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
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusnone
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 configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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 RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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KineticaMonetDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Kinetica as a service is now available on Azure
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