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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. FatDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. TimescaleDB

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.71
Rank#202  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score549.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score2.82
Rank#100  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.postgresql.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMcObjectFatCloudPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerTimescale
Initial release200120121989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2017
Current release8.2, November 202013.2 , February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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eXtremeDB on AWS: High performance DBMS for HPC and Capital Market computingScaleGrid for PostgreSQL: Fully managed PostgreSQL hosting on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
Implementation languageC and C++C#CC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
WindowsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, 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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
C#.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia applicationsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user 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 defining eventsyes infovia applicationsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
selectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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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 modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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