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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. EventStoreDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. EventStoreDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSEvent StoreTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.29
Rank#271  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score0.89
Rank#185  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score3.14
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.eventstore.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmdevelopers.eventstore.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaEvent Store LimitedTimescale
Initial release20122017
Current release21.2, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBEventStoreDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGuaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesEventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosEvent-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersEventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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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 modelsAvailable as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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