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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. MonetDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. MonetDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score10.63
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.monetdb.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperYandex LLCMonetDB BVTimescale
Initial release201620042017
Current releasev20.11.3.3-stable, November 2020Oct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, Ruser 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 nodesSharding via remote tablesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ClickHouseMonetDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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