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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. VoltDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational 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
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#132  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.timescale.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.timescale.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperToshiba CorporationTimescaleVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201320172010
Current release4.5, June 202010.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellJava
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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GridDBTimescaleDBVoltDB
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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