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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. InfluxDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.78
Rank#189  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score26.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.82
Rank#100  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateTimescale
Initial release201320132017
Current release2.0.2, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen 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 languageJavaGoC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsnumerics, 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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query languageyes 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
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
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
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.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 nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-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 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 strategynoACID
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBInfluxDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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InfluxData 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 advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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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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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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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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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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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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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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