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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. MongoDB vs. TimescaleDB
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|Name||Apache Druid Xexclude from comparison||MongoDB Xexclude from comparison||TimescaleDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Open-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality data||One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure||A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS|
Time Series DBMS
|Document store||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS|
Search engine integrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS Time Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation and contributors||MongoDB, Inc||Timescale|
|Current release||25.0.0, January 2023||6.0.1, August 2022||2.6.0, February 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache license v2||Open Source MongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no MongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||yes schema-less columns are supported||schema-free Although schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes string, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial||numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL for querying||Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI||yes full PostgreSQL SQL syntax|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|proprietary protocol using JSON||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||Clojure|
|Actionscript unofficial driver|
Clojure unofficial driver
ColdFusion unofficial driver
D unofficial driver
Dart unofficial driver
Delphi unofficial driver
Groovy unofficial driver
Lisp unofficial driver
Lua unofficial driver
MatLab unofficial driver
PowerShell unofficial driver
Prolog unofficial driver
R unofficial driver
Smalltalk unofficial driver
|Triggers||no||yes in MongoDB Atlas only||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding manual/auto, time-based||Sharding Partitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.||yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage engines||Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters|
|Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||Multi-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes optional, enabled by default||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2||no|
|User concepts Access control||RBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and system||Access rights for users and roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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