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

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  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.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopAnalytic DBMS for 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 modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperHypertable Inc.ClouderaKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2009201320122016
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20163.3.0, August 20196.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen 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++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyes 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 nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelselectable replication factorMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononono
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 controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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