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DBMS > GridDB vs. GridGain vs. Memcached vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. GridGain vs. Memcached vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score25.34
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.gridgain.comwww.memcached.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.timescale.com
DeveloperToshiba CorporationGridGain Systems, Inc.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalTimescale
Initial release2013200720032017
Current release4.6, February 2021GridGain 8.5.11.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetCC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesnonumerics, 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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes (replicated cache)none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitySource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GridDBGridGainMemcachedTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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