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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. TimescaleDB vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. TimescaleDB vs. Titan

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.33
Rank#264  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score158.25
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.timescale.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.timescale.comgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperAlibabaElasticTimescaleAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release201020172012
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBElasticsearchTimescaleDBTitan
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosDevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersTransferWise, 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 modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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