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kdb+

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Score 8.4 out of 101

kdb+

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is well suited if you need a highly-available, cloud-hosted, scalable database for websites or web applications. It can grow to serve as many queries as you need (at a cost) and is easy to configure. That being said, RDS can get expensive quickly depending on your use. If you're hosting a simple website or blog, it would be cheaper to stand up a database inside the EC2 instance powering the application. If you're not working with a lot of data, RDS can potentially be overkill for your needs.
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kdb+

kdb is well suited for real time tick data and time series analytics.
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Pros

  • Multiple availability zones for high assurance of uptime
  • Both hosted and local management/reporting utilities
  • Integration with CloudWatch and CloudFormation for automated creation and real-time performance metrics
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  • It is really fast if chosen for the right problem.
  • Large logic can be shrunk into a tiny snippet.
  • It provides a column oriented database, where each column in a table is a vector. Thus you can perform very fast analytics using its vector processing power.
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Cons

  • Postgres, in particular, is configured in such a way as to prevent access to the `postgres` user. Considering things like database extensions are installed under this user, if extensions ever need to be removed/modified, you have to rebuild and migrate your entire database!
  • Cross-system database migrations are somewhat slow and, in many cases, require a great deal of manual work to ensure data type information (i.e. UUIDs or Integers) is properly set-post migration (otherwise many types are re-cast to strings).
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  • The learning curve is a little steep in the beginning.
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kdb+9.0
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switching costs
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Support

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kdb+3.0
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We don't use it.
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Alternatives Considered

RDS provides all the features of databases you could host yourself, without all of the maintenance and headaches required, while providing more flexibility and lower TCO.
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vertica, oracle, streambase, Hadoop
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Return on Investment

  • We do not require dedicated database admins, which saves both money and man power. It's easy for developers to manage infrastructure thanks to RDS.
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  • Fast turn around on delivering new ideas and products.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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kdb+

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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