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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.24
Rank#245  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score4.72
Rank#60  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score1.40
Rank#126  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­datastorewww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAxibase CorporationGoogleTimescale
Initial release201320082017
Current release15585
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyes, details herenumerics, 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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (GQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesusing Google App Engineuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
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 nodesMaster-slave replicationMulti-Master replication using PaxosMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AxibaseGoogle Cloud DatastoreTimescaleDB
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 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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