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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TDengine

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.21
Rank#324  Overall
#143  Relational DBMS
Score4.28
Rank#91  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score1.92
Rank#138  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iocloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014TDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release201520102019
Current release3.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes
More information provided by the system vendor
BigObjectIBM CloudantTDengine
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is an open-source, cloud-native time-series database (TSDB) optimized for...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance: TDengine is the only time-series database that solves the high-cardinality...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IoT) Industrial Internet (IIoT) Connected Cars DevOps Energy...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 19,000 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine Community Edition is open-source software released under the AGPL 3.0 that...
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