DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Faircom DB vs. Kdb+ vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. Kdb+ vs. TimescaleDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.High performance Time Series DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.34
Rank#266  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
#122  Relational DBMS
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score4.70
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbkx.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycode.kx.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFairCom CorporationKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcTimescale
Initial release19792000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032017
Current releaseV12, November 20203.6, May 20182.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageANSI C, C++qC
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyesnumerics, 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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (q)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user 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
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioninghorizontal partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEKdb+TimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
» more
Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
» more
Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
» more
TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
» more
Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
» more
Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
» more
Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
» more
TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
» more
Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
» more
With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
» more
TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEKdb+TimescaleDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

World's First Converged IIoT Hub to be Showcased at IoT Tech Expo
3 September 2021, Automation.com

provided by Google News

Treliant Forms Alliance with KX
11 May 2022, Traders Magazine

KX Welcomes New Languages to Speedy Analytics Database
2 November 2021, Datanami

How time series databases unlock the potential of IoT: Join theCUBE for May 17 event
11 May 2022, SiliconANGLE News

The coding language you can learn in months for top finance jobs
26 July 2021, eFinancialCareers

STAC benchmarks: DDN outpaces WekaIO/AWS and Dell EMC PowerScale – Blocks and Files
11 November 2021, Blocks and Files

provided by Google News

Timescale Announces OpenTelemetry Tracing Support for Promscale
16 May 2022, Business Wire

Timescale launches the new Timescale Cloud, a hosted relational database for time-series
5 October 2021, Business Wire

Timescale Valuation Rockets to Over $1B with $110M Round, Marking the Explosive Rise of Time-Series Data
22 February 2022, Business Wire

Understanding Hyperfunctions in TimescaleDB
11 August 2021, CDOTrends

Daily AI Roundup: Biggest Machine Learning, Robotic Automation Updates
17 May 2022, AiThority

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Director of Product
FairCom, Salt Lake City, UT

Technical Account Manager
FairCom, Sandy, UT

Sales Director
FairCom, Salt Lake City, UT

Senior Technical Account Manager
FairCom, Salt Lake City, UT

Senior Developer & QA Engineer
FairCom, Sandy, UT

KDB+/Q Software Engineer
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Jersey City, NJ

KDB Data Scientist / Engineer
Barclays, New York, NY

C# Developer
Quanteam, Miami, FL

Systematic Trader
Citadel Securities, Chicago, IL

Quantitative Researcher
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

Software Engineer, Lily
Protocol Labs, Remote

Sr. Data Engineer
Protocol Labs, Remote

Database Administrator - Team Lead
Akuna Capital, Chicago, IL

Data Engineer
Tetra Tech, Anchorage, AK

Data Quality and Cataloguing Analyst
Shell Energy Solutions, The Woodlands, TX

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Present your product here