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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.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 modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.14
Rank#141  Overall
#20  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperFoundationDBKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201320122016
Current release6.0.17, December 20186.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 controlnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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FoundationDBKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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