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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. PostGIS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. PostGIS vs. Snowflake

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceSpatial extension of PostgreSQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.33
Rank#264  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score31.64
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbpostgis.netwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAlibabaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20052014
Current release3.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelyes infobased on PostgreSQLUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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