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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. MongoDB vs. VoltDB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score477.66
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score1.57
Rank#142  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.mongodb.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperKineticaMongoDB, IncVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201220092010
Current release7.1, August 20216.0.0, July 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC, C++C++Java, C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSONJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJavaScriptJava
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelAccess rights for users and rolesUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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KineticaMongoDBVoltDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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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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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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