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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGPU-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 DBMS
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Score0.54
Rank#201  Overall
#27  Document stores
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201420122016
Current release6.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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