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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Relational DBMS
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Score9.20
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.14
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitehazelcast.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHazelcastTimescale
Initial release20082017
Current release4.2, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumerics, 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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HazelcastTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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