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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score121.09
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.67
Rank#196  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#260  Overall
#118  Relational DBMS
Score1.98
Rank#122  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2008201220142016
Current release3.11.6, February 20206.02.1.12, February 2017V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++JavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraKineticaLovefieldOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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