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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. MemSQL vs. OmniSci

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score3.73
Rank#76  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.memsql.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.memsql.comwww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperKineticaMemSQL Inc.MapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201220132016
Current release6.06.7, November 2018V4
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen 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, C++C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-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 only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 RAMyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
KineticaMemSQLOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsMemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersComcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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