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System Properties Comparison OmniSci vs. Snowflake vs. TerminusDB

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NameOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
RDF store
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Score1.47
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#278  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
www.snowflake.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.omnisci.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperMapD Technologies, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201620142018
Current release5.6, April 202110.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDAProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 authenticationRole-based access control

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OmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018SnowflakeTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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