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DBMS > Citus vs. Hypertable vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Hypertable vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopGPU-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
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.93
Rank#154  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#199  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperHypertable Inc.KineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2010200920122016
Current release8.1, December 20180.9.8.11, March 20166.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsnative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor on file system levelMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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