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DBMS > GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. TimescaleDB vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. TimescaleDB vs. TypeDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#198  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#96  Relational DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.timescale.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.timescale.comdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Sybase, SAPTimescaleVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20132010199320172016
Current release4.6, February 20212.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangCJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellno
Triggersyesyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configurednono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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GridDBIBM CloudantSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADSTimescaleDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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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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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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