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DBMS > GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Teradata Aster vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Teradata Aster vs. TimescaleDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014TeradataTimescale
Initial release2013201020052017
Current release4.6, February 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 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ErlangC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Storeyes
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 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 infoin Aster File Storeyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
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
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptR packagesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.Source-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 jobsyesyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonono
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-standard
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GridDBIBM CloudantTeradata AsterTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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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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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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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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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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