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DBMS > IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. TimescaleDB

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRDF storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.05
Rank#314  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#223  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Score1.40
Rank#126  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.irondb.iordf4j.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.irondb.io/­docsdocs.rdf4j.orgdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Timescale
Initial release201720042017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesnumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luayesuser 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 nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
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 integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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IRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameTimescaleDB
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 million+ downloads, 6,500+ 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); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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