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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. SwayDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.97
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#332  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.hawkular.orgswaydb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCommunity supported by Red HatSimer PlahaTimescale
Initial release1997201420182017
Current release10.15.2.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScalaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnonumerics, 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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandranoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infobased on CassandranoneSource-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 systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic execution of operationsACID
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.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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