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DBMS > Apache IoTDB vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TimescaleDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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 SparkScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orggriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Timescale
Initial release2018201320102017
Current release4.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ErlangC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)LinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnonumerics, 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and SparkConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache IoTDBGridDBIBM CloudantTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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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 modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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