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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. HarperDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument 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
Score1.15
Rank#162  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#197  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netharperdb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperToshiba CorporationHarperDBTimescale
Initial release201320172017
Current release4.5, June 20203.0, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Node.jsC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infoJSON data typesnumerics, 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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like data manipulation statementsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.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
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusteryes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-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 jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
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 databaseAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GridDBHarperDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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