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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. InfluxDB vs. JSqlDb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonJSqlDb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
JSqlDB seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsJavaScript Query Language Database, stores JavaScript objects and primitivesA 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 DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.04
Rank#338  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score29.22
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.52
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewjsqldb.org (offline)www.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Konrad von BackstromTimescale
Initial release2015201320182017
Current release2.0.8, August 20210.8, December 20182.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsnonumerics, 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanofunctions in JavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BigObjectInfluxDBJSqlDbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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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 core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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