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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. TDengine

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.22
Rank#319  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score924.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#138  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperSpotifyMicrosoftTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release201419892019
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20193.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersnoyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HeroicMicrosoft SQL ServerTDengine
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is an open-source, cloud-native time-series database (TSDB) optimized for...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance: TDengine is the only time-series database that solves the high-cardinality...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IoT) Industrial Internet (IIoT) Connected Cars DevOps Energy...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 19,000 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine Community Edition is open-source software released under the AGPL 3.0 that...
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