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

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  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 queriesA widely adopted in-memory data gridA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Relational 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
Score8.77
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score2.93
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbbigobject.iohazelcast.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.bigobject.iohazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.HazelcastTimescale
Initial release201520082017
Current release4.1.1, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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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)
All OS with a Java VMLinux
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.yesnoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuayes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneyes infoReplicated MapSource-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 ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBigObjectHazelcastTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL...
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Hazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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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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Hazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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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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Hazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith 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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Hazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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