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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. OpenTSDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.84
Rank#113  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#110  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#124  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.ioopentsdb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmlopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorscurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsTimescale
Initial release201220112017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsnumerics, 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 SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapternoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPHTTP API
Telnet API
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.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
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on HBaseyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
DruidOpenTSDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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