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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxGPU-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 DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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Score172.20
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#192  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score2.55
Rank#92  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2www.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperIBMKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version20122016
Current release12.1, October 20166.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2KineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Conferences and events

IDUG Db2 Tech Conference Europe 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 29-24 October 2019

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4 June 2019, Forbes

IBM Db2 Joins the AI Age
4 June 2019, InformationWeek

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17 June 2019, Database Journal

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24 April 2019, IT Jungle

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Kinetica Appoints Elizabeth McGlauflin as Chief Customer Success Officer
6 June 2019, MarTech Advisor

Kinetica Hires New Chief Customer Success Officer in Response to Triple Digit Growth Across Global Install-Base and Adoption by Major Global 2000 Brands
5 June 2019, Business Wire

GPU Database Market analysis by Service Type, by Vertical
19 June 2019, Market Mirror

Kinetica Delivers GPU-Accelerated Analytics Engine to SoftBank
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OmniSci enters EMEA market to push high-speed cloud analytics
31 May 2019, Data Economy

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