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DBMS > Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  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 datasetsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.58
Rank#192  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score5.86
Rank#53  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score2.55
Rank#92  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperKineticaMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release201220152016
Current release6.0V1V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
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 statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIThrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C#
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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 RAMnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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