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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. FileMaker vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.90
Rank#186  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score52.32
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#324  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.hawkular.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCommunity supported by Red HatTimescale
Initial release2013198320142017
Current release19.3.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open 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 languageJavaJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, 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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes infovia pluginsnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
PHPGo
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on Cassandrayes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-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 systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynonoACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
CrateDBFileMakerHawkular MetricsTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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