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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. DolphinDB vs. GigaSpaces vs. Sphinx vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Search engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.30
Rank#270  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#214  Overall
#32  Document stores
#11  Object oriented DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.dolphindb.comwww.gigaspaces.comsphinxsearch.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmwww.dolphindb.com/­helpdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaDolphinDB, IncGigaspaces TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.Timescale
Initial release2018200020012017
Current release15.5, September 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesnonumerics, 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.nonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes, event driven architecturenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
noneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelAdministrators, Users, GroupsRole-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud TSDBDolphinDBGigaSpacesSphinxTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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