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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  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 visualizationNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time 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
Score0.64
Rank#208  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score2.93
Rank#102  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAmazonAxibase CorporationMcObjectTimescale
Initial release2007201320012017
Current release155858.1, November 2019
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 systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.nono infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.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#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes infoby defining eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Source-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
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 controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBAxibaseeXtremeDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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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 modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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