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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. Quasardb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.61
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#310  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score4.70
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigqueryquasardb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdoc.quasar.ai/­masterdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGooglequasardbTimescale
Initial release201020092017
Current release3.13.3, April 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infointeger and binarynumerics, 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 indexesnoyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoconsistent hashingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Google BigQueryQuasardbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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