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NameOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score1.38
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.omnisci.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.omnisci.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperMapD Technologies, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20162014
Current release5.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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OmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Snowflake
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