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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Heroic vs. RocksDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#200  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
Score0.19
Rank#258  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexrocksdb.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.timescale.com
DeveloperSpotifyFacebook, Inc.Timescale
Initial release2013201420132017
Current release6.3.6, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJavaC++C
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnonumerics, 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 indexesnoyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGoC++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser 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 nodesnoneShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnoneMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BoltDBHeroicRocksDBTimescaleDB
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 metrics1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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