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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. ArangoDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. TimescaleDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.29
Rank#271  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score5.10
Rank#74  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.arangodb.comwww.hawkular.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablewww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.timescale.com
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTube
DeveloperApache Software FoundationArangoDB Inc.Community supported by Red HatTimescale
Initial release2018201220142017
Current release3.7.9, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesnumerics, 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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBCAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infobased on Cassandrayes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Apache IoTDBArangoDBHawkular MetricsTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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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 modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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16 September 2021

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