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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. BigObject vs. Cassandra vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.63
Rank#210  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#303  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score118.08
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.93
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbbigobject.iocassandra.apache.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.bigobject.iocassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookTimescale
Initial release201520082017
Current release3.11.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuanouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBigObjectCassandraTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. PolarDB:...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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