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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 Event Store vs. ScyllaDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.17
Rank#336  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score6.16
Rank#64  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score5.62
Rank#73  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.scylladb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2-event-storedocs.scylladb.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperIBMScyllaDBTimescale
Initial release201720152017
Current release2.0ScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 20242.13.0, November 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, Luauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
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 nodesActive-active shard replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of dataNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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IBM Db2 Event StoreScyllaDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is the database for data-intensive apps that require high performance and...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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