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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. PostgreSQL vs. Speedb

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpeedb  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLAn embeddable, high performance key-value store optimized for write-intensive workloads, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for RocksDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score645.05
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#318  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/www.postgresql.orgwww.speedb.io
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-startedwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperCirconus LLC.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSpeedb
Initial release20171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2020
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 201816.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesno
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP 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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luauser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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IRONdbPostgreSQLSpeedb
Specific characteristicsSpeedb is an embedded key-value storage engine for versatile use cases. It was designed...
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Competitive advantagesSpeedb Open-source rebases on RocksDB's latest versions, with enhanced capabilities...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source - Speedb OSS is released under an Apache license and can be found on...
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