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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. CockroachDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SpatiaLite vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. CockroachDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. SpatiaLite vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSSpatial extension of SQLiteA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.31
Rank#268  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.94
Rank#122  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­indexwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaCockroach LabsMicrosoftAlessandro FurieriTimescale
Initial release2015198920082017
Current release21.1.2, June 2021SQL Server 2019, November 20195.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageGoC++C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
server-lessLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemayesyesyes
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.nonoyesnoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBCockroachDBMicrosoft SQL ServerSpatiaLiteTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Market metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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