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NameGreptimeDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn open source Time Series DBMS built for increased scalability, high performance and efficiencyWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.06
Rank#352  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score645.54
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitegreptime.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.greptime.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperGreptime Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release20221989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release16.3, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageRustC
Server operating systemsAndroid
Docker
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP API
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPythonuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlSimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GreptimeDBPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsGreptimeDB is a SQL & Python-enabled timeseries database system built from scratch...
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Competitive advantages- Inherits advantages of Rust, such as excellent performance, memory safe, resource...
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Typical application scenariosFor IoT industries, GreptimeDB can seamless integrate with message queues and other...
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Key customersGreptime's clients span multiple sectors including IoT, connected vehicles, and energy...
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Market metricsGreptimeDB has garnered global recognition by topping GitHub trends following its...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGreptimeDB: open source, distributed, cloud-native TSDB; supports Hybrid Time-series...
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