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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Graphite vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Graphite vs. TimescaleDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.04
Rank#64  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score3.90
Rank#74  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.timescale.com
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerChris DavisTimescale
Initial release200820062017
Current release7.2.4, September 20122.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++PythonC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlynumerics, 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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-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 systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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