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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. IRONdb vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. IRONdb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.24
Rank#310  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score4.87
Rank#74  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/www.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­en/­tablestoredocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-starteddocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaCirconus LLC.Timescale
Initial release201620172017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20182.13.0, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnumerics, 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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-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 ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
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 rights based on subaccounts and tokensnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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