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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.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 modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.81
Rank#113  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperGoogleKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201520122016
Current release6.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser 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 nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnono
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Google Cloud BigtableKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsCloud Bigtable is a low latency, massively scalable wide-column NoSQL database for...
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Competitive advantagesSpeed Cloud Bigtable offers low latency and high throughput at any scale or application...
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Typical application scenariosAd Tech / User Analytics Integrate large volumes of unrefined data from many sources,...
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Key customerseBay , Spotify , Twitter , Zulily , Moloco , Cognite , Arcules , Symphony , Pluribus...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWhen you use Cloud Bigtable, you are charged for the following: The type of Cloud...
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