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System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Hazelcast vs. RRDtool vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsA widely adopted in-memory data gridIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.52
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score2.08
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comhazelcast.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesHazelcastTobias OetikerTimescale
Initial release2000200819992017
Current release15.5, September 20205.0, September 20211.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMHP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlynumerics, 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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyes infoEventsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes infoReplicated MapnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitednoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
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.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlRole-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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