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System Properties Comparison GBase vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.07
Rank#170  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGoogleTimescale
Initial release201320142017
Current releaseGBase 8a2.0.8, August 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open 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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Implementation languageGoJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesnumerics, 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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript.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
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneSource-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 systemImmediate 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 persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GBaseInfluxDBLovefieldTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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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 & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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 modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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