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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. TDengine vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperTime Series DBMS and big data platformA 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.83
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#106  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score4.46
Rank#71  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
www.timescale.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.tdengine.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperChris DavisTDEngine, previously Taos DataTimescale
Initial release200620192017
Current release3.0, August 20222.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL V3, also commercial editions availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonCC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
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 SQLnoStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applicationsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
.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
Triggersnoyes, via alarm monitoringyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GraphiteTDengineTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is a next generation data historian purpose-built for Industry 4.0 and...
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Competitive advantagesHigh Performance at any Scale: TDengine is purpose-built for handling massive industrial...
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Typical application scenariosTDengine is designed for Industrial IoT scenarios, including: Manufacturing Connected...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 22,500 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine OSS is an open source, cloud native time series database. It includes built-in...
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