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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. HarperDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.83
Rank#194  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score0.82
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score3.41
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.ioharperdb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateHarperDBTimescale
Initial release201320172017
Current release3.0, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)dynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesnumerics, 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes 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
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.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
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusteryes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-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 systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 strategyAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBHarperDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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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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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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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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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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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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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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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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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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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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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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