DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Hypertable vs. MySQL vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. MySQL vs. TimescaleDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 HadoopWidely used open source RDBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1283.06
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#124  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTimescale
Initial release200919952017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20168.0.17, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • Google Cloud SQL: A fully-managed database service for the Google Cloud Platform
  • Azure Database for MySQL: A fully managed, scalable MySQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
Implementation languageC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnumerics, 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.yesyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxuser 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 nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
HypertableMySQLTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
» more
Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
» more
Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
» more
Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
» more
Market metrics1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Navicat for MySQL is the ideal solution for MySQL/MariaDB administration and development.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

SQLPro for MySQL: A simple but powerful MySQL database client available on iPhone and iPad as well as macOS.
» more

ScaleGrid: Fully managed MySQL-as-a-Service.
» more

Dremio is like magic for MySQL accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Azure Database for MySQL provides fully managed, enterprise-ready community MySQL database as a service
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
HypertableMySQLTimescaleDB
DB-Engines blog posts

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics
17 October 2019, Datanami

NoSQL Market Insights by Industry Volume, Opportunities, Type, Product Analysis, and Application
16 October 2019, Real Viewpoint

NoSQL Market 2019 Future Scope – Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
25 September 2019, Mach Tribune

TimescaleDB goes distributed; implements ‘Chunking’ over ‘Sharding’ for scaling-out
22 August 2019, Packt Hub

Timescale Cloud: Managed Time Series Database on Azure, Google Cloud and AWS
27 June 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Learn MySQL and Start Working With Data Like a Pro
16 October 2019, Entrepreneur

Learn MySQL via this super cheap online course
16 October 2019, Mashable

MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose
14 October 2019, InfoWorld

Raytracing with MySQL
10 October 2019, Boing Boing

DBmaestro Brings Database Release Automation to MySQL, MariaDB and RDS
15 October 2019, Yahoo Finance

provided by Google News

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics
17 October 2019, Datanami

Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB
29 January 2019, TechCrunch

TimescaleDB goes distributed; implements ‘Chunking’ over ‘Sharding’ for scaling-out
22 August 2019, Packt Hub

The First Complete Life-Cycle Database Management Solution for TimescaleDB
16 April 2019, PRNewswire

Why time series databases are exploding in popularity
26 June 2019, TechRepublic

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Phone Greetings, Orlando, FL

Database Administrator
Paylocity, Remote

Web Developer
Herculean Technologies, Melbourne, FL

Web Software Developer
CGG, Houston, TX

Web Developer – Front End
SafeRack, Andrews, SC

Full-Stack Web Developer
Slalom Consulting, Portland, OR

Principal Engineer - Data Pipeline
Tagup Inc., Somerville, MA

Data Engineer, Energy Platform - Houston, TX
Shell, Houston, TX

Sr. Engineer
Comcast, Philadelphia, PA

Senior Software Engineer- Backend
GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, MA

Senior Data Engineer, Energy Platform - San Francisco, CA
Shell, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Present your product here