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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. BigObject vs. TimescaleDB vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedTime Series DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score5.21
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Score0.05
Rank#312  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score3.30
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.bigobject.iowww.timescale.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.bigobject.iodocs.timescale.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.BigObject, Inc.TimescaleRocket Software
Initial release2012201520171985
Current release3.6, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesoptional
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptLuauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes
Triggersnonoyesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0noneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factornoneMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves infoMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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 controlyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based
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ArangoDBBigObjectTimescaleDBUniData,UniVerse
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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News

Massive Inserts into ArangoDB With NodeJS
9 January 2020

What’s new in ArangoDB 3.6: OneShard Deployments and Performance Improvements
8 January 2020

Release Candidate 2 of the ArangoDB 3.6 available for testing
23 December 2019

ArangoDB and the Cloud Native Ecosystem
20 November 2019

Say Hi To ArangoDB Oasis: A Fully-Managed Multi-Model Database Service
14 November 2019

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