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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. OmniSci vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. OmniSci vs. Riak TS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#154  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#279  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
riak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMapD Technologies, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release201420162015
Current release5.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDAErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesnonorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robinSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be stored
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
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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AlaSQLOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Riak TS
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