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DBMS > Machbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Machbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimescaleDB

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NameMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.05
Rank#324  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.machbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.timescale.com
Technical documentationendoc.machbase.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMachbaseMicrosoftTimescale
Initial release201319922017
Current releaseV6.5, August 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree test version availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneSource-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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Machbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMicrosoft AccessTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsMachbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesFastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersMachbase has over 50 customers, including Samsung, POSCO, and Hyundai.
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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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 modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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