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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus vs. TimescaleDB

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.05
Rank#328  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score2.13
Rank#112  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#78  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.irondb.ioopentsdb.netprometheus.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.irondb.io/­docsopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCirconus LLC.currently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsTimescale
Initial release2017201120152017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaGoC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric data onlynumerics, 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.nonono infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesnononoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luanonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infobased on HBaseShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlnononofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
IRONdbOpenTSDBPrometheusTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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