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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Faircom DB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Faircom DB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#264  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#244  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score3.41
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaFairCom CorporationTimescale
Initial release19792017
Current releaseV12, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen 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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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresnumerics, 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanotunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud TSDBFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACETimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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