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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EJDB vs. Prometheus vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EJDB vs. Prometheus vs. TimescaleDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Open-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.69
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#255  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score4.01
Rank#73  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#121  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgejdb.orgprometheus.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdprometheus.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSoftmotionsTimescale
Initial release2012201220152017
Current release1.17.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idNumeric data onlynumerics, 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 infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesnononoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared libraryRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillEJDBPrometheusTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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