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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
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Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#192  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateTimescale
Initial release20132017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumerics, 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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes 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
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++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integritynoyes
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 strategyACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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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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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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Recent citations in the news

Crate.io Launches CrateDB Cloud on Azure
21 October 2019, GlobeNewswire

Crate.io Releases New Version of CrateDB – the Database Built to Support IoT and IIoT Businesses
5 September 2019, GlobeNewswire

Crate.io Receives 2019 IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award
10 July 2019, GlobeNewswire

Crate.io Releases Commercial Machine Data Platform
20 June 2018, LinuxInsider.com

Crate.io Introduces IoT Data Platform for Discrete Manufacturing
6 March 2019, GlobeNewswire

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TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics
17 October 2019, Datanami

Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB
29 January 2019, TechCrunch

TimescaleDB goes distributed; implements ‘Chunking’ over ‘Sharding’ for scaling-out
22 August 2019, Packt Hub

Why time series databases are exploding in popularity
26 June 2019, TechRepublic

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16 April 2019, PRNewswire

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