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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Hypertable vs. RavenDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimentalRelational DBMS
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Score1.50
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitealtibase.comravendb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsravendb.net/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAltibaseHypertable Inc.Hibernating RhinosTimescale
Initial release1999200920102017
Current release7.1, July 20170.9.8.11, March 20164.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnononumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noSQL-like query language (RQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
C++ API
Thrift
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseHypertableRavenDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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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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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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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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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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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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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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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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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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