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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Axibase vs. RRDtool vs. TimesTen vs. XAP

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.45
Rank#139  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score3.02
Rank#97  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#169  Overall
#25  Document stores
#32  Key-value stores
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaseoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1docs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationTobias OetikerOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release19992013199919982000
Current release7.1, July 2017155851.7.2, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxHP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringNumeric data onlyyesyes
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.nonono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possiblenono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languagenoyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesnoPL/SQLyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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AltibaseAxibaseRRDtoolTimesTenXAP
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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