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DBMS > Kinetica vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.66
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.64
Rank#108  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score18.04
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.kinetica.comhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperKineticaSAP, formerly SybaseApache Software Foundation
Initial release201219942014
Current release7.1, August 202116.1 SPS04, April 20193.5.0 ( 2.13), September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integration
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 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 RAMnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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