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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Kinetica vs. Vertica

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.66
Rank#211  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score19.29
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.kinetica.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.kinetica.com/­docsvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperAlibabaKineticaMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201620122005
Current release7.1, August 202111.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
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Implementation languageC, C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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 Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functionsyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeKineticaVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Fast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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