The Adaptable Blotter works by integrating with an existing HTML grid component.
There are currently 3 underlying grids supported - but more are coming on stream all the time.
Part of Telerik's excellent Kendo UI control suite, the Kendo UI Grid is one of the most powerful and mature vendor grids on the market.
Its packed with features and makes heavy use of JQuery (a Kendo Angular grid has just been released but is currently less feature-rich).
The Kendo UI grid requires a developer licence for every developer using it.
The ag-Grid, by the company of the same name, is designed by experienced financial developers who noted there was a gap in the market for a fast and fully functionality HTML5 grid.
Packed with features, ag-Grid is a great choice for those who want multiple features or to see their data in an aggregated way. Licences are free for the basic version, but you have to pay for the Enterprise version - which includes powerful server-side features.
The Adaptable Blotter only works with the ag-Grid Enterprise version as many of our features interact with features that are only provided in ag-Grid Enterprise.
Hypergrid is a super fast canvas-based grid by OpenFin (who produce an Electron-based HTML5 container). It is an excellent choice when speed is an important factor.
Hypergrid is fully open source. It is less feature rich than other grids on the market but contains a number of hooks, allowing developers to add their own functionality as required (e.g. filters).
The Adaptable Grid will contain a very simple, but powerful, API making it very easy to code against. Although it will be developed with the Adaptable Blotter in mind, it will also form a very good choice as a basic, standalone grid. It will be free to use.
A number of additional underlying grids will be supported by AdaptableBlotter.JS over the next year. These include:
Infragistics Ignite React Data Grid
Kendo Angular Grid
DevExpress DevExtreme Grid