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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  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 datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.22
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.53
Rank#199  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#241  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.comwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latestwww.openqm-zumasys.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.Martin Phillips
Initial release2008201220161993
Current release3.11.4, February 20196.0V43.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
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
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replicationyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonoACID
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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CassandraKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018OpenQM infoalso called QM
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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