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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.GPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#193  Overall
#28  Document stores
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#199  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2014200820122016
Current release7.2.4, September 20126.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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