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DBMS > Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transwarp ArgoDB

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transwarp ArgoDB

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTranswarp ArgoDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLDistributed Analytical Database to replace Hadoop+MPP hybrid architecture
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score3.55
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#155  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.timescale.comwww.transwarp.cn/­en/­product/­argodb
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.timescale.comdocs.transwarp.cn/­#/­documents-support/­docs?category=ARGODB
DeveloperHypertable Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014TimescaleTranswarp
Initial release200920102017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20162.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononumerics, 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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HypertableIBM CloudantTimescaleDBTranswarp ArgoDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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