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DBMS > BigObject vs. GridDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. GridDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.03
Rank#343  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score1.33
Rank#156  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score4.87
Rank#80  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitebigobject.iogriddb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.griddb.netdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Toshiba CorporationTimescale
Initial release201520132017
Current release5.1, August 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumerics, 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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BigObjectGridDBTimescaleDB
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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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 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 is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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