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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. OmniSci

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#183  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score1.47
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iogithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docsdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201420132016
Current release5.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and constraintsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLCrateDBOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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