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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Axibase vs. Snowflake vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.50
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.snowflake.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationSnowflake Computing Inc.Timescale
Initial release1999201320142017
Current release7.1, July 201715585
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesnumerics, 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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languageyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseAxibaseSnowflakeTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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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 modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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