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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. IRONdb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationA 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 modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.53
Rank#111  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.30
Rank#258  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score2.93
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAmazonAxibase CorporationCirconus LLC.Timescale
Initial release2007201320172017
Current release15585V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyes 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 indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.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 proceduresnoyesyes, 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
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnonoACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBAxibaseIRONdbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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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 modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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