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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. BigchainDB vs. MonetDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. TimesTen

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.66
Rank#187  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score0.67
Rank#186  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score1.87
Rank#115  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#109  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.timescale.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.timescale.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperMonetDB BVTimescaleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20192016200420171998
Current releaseNov2019-SP1, December 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonCC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding via remote tablesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasselectable replication factornone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves infoMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DocumentDBBigchainDBMonetDBTimescaleDBTimesTen
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metrics1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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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 modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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