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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. QuestDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.64
Rank#78  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#260  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webquestdb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.ioquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.timescale.com
DeveloperChris DavisQuestDB LimitedTimescale
Initial release200620142017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyesnumerics, 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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java.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
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-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 systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GraphiteQuestDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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