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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. OmniSci vs. Snowflake

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.57
Rank#96  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#80  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220162014
Current release6.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replicationyes
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 RAMyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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