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DBMS > Drizzle vs. GridGain vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. GridGain vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteGPU-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 DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.93
Rank#120  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#58  Relational DBMS
Score0.61
Rank#197  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score1.98
Rank#117  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGridGain Systems, Inc.KineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2008200720122016
Current release7.2.4, September 2012GridGain 8.5.16.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsno
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes (cache interceptors and events)yes 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-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes (replicated cache)Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 dataACIDACIDnono
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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