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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Apache IoTDB vs. Graph Engine vs. H2 vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.15
Rank#300  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#253  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score0.88
Rank#188  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Score9.81
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbiotdb.apache.orgwww.graphengine.iowww.h2database.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software FoundationMicrosoftThomas MuellerTimescale
Initial release2018201020052017
Current release2.1.210, January 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJava.NET and CJavaC
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8).NETAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyesnumerics, 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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
Native API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Java.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud TSDBApache IoTDBGraph Engine infoformer name: TrinityH2TimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsApache IoTDB (Internet of Things Database) is a time series data management system...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesLow Cost and High Performance Tens of million points write throughput High compression...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT / IIoT End-Edge-Cloud Collaboration Real-Time and Historian Time Series Analytics
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersOver 200 customers worldwide, including Bosch, Siemens, Komat'su, Alibaba, etc.
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metrics185+ contributors and 10,000+ times monthly clones on GitHub Rank 7 by commits among...
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source: Apache License v2.0 Pricing for commercial-/cloud-/edge-edition provided...
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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