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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Cassandra vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGPU-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 modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.96
Rank#145  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAltibaseApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1999200820122016
Current release7.1, July 20173.11.4, February 20196.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnouser 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 nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseCassandraKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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