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

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  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.
DescriptiondBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score16.88
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#199  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAsthon TateDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1979200820122016
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20167.2.4, September 20126.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBCRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C++
Java
PHP
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nouser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACIDnono
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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