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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. RocksDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. TimesTen

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score2.44
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaserocksdb.orgwww.timescale.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.timescale.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAxibase CorporationFacebook, Inc.TimescaleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2013201320171998
Current release155856.11.4, July 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellPL/SQL
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AxibaseRocksDBTimescaleDBTimesTen
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosDevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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