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System Properties Comparison Machbase vs. Snowflake vs. TimescaleDB

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NameMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA 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
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Score0.06
Rank#303  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.machbase.comwww.snowflake.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdoc.machbase.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMachbaseSnowflake Computing Inc.Timescale
Initial release201320142017
Current releaseV4.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree test version availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infovolatile and lookup tablenono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Machbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxSnowflakeTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsMachbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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 Enterprise Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersSamsung, POSCO, Hyundai heavy industries, SFA
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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