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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score1.21
Rank#158  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release20142016
Current release5.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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