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DBMS > BaseX vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.GPU-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 modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.36
Rank#131  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperBaseX GmbHKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release200720122016
Current release9.1.2, January 20196.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernono
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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