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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. LeanXcale vs. TimescaleDB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.55
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.29
Rank#265  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#122  Relational DBMS
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.leanxcale.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperElasticLeanXcaleTimescale
Initial release201020152017
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen 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 languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infothrough Apache Derbyyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
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 nodesyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ElasticsearchLeanXcaleTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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15 beta testers
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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 modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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