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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareGPU-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
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#120  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#193  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score2.30
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2014199120122016
Current release5.76.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes 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 nodesnoneyesMaster-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 integrityyesnoyesno
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.yesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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