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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. SingleStore vs. TimescaleDB

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.08
Rank#317  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score6.04
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.singlestore.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.singlestore.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCirconus LLC.SingleStore Inc.Timescale
Initial release201720132017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20187.1.10, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition 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 systemsLinuxLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.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
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replicationSource-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 systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
IRONdbSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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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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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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