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DBMS > MaxDB vs. mSQL vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. mSQL vs. TimescaleDB

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.56
Rank#81  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#130  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitemaxdb.sap.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Hughes TechnologiesTimescale
Initial release198419942017
Current release7.9.10 (January 2020), 20204.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen 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 languageC++CC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-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 ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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