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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.17
Rank#111  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score2.13
Rank#112  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#78  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtableopentsdb.netprometheus.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGooglecurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsTimescale
Initial release2015201120152017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric 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.nonono infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesnononoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on HBaseShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency infobased on HBasenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Google Cloud BigtableOpenTSDBPrometheusTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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