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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. SwayDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.96
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.06
Rank#319  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Score2.54
Rank#109  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgswaydb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.timescale.com
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSimer PlahaTimescale
Initial release200320182017
Current release1.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCScalaC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononumerics, 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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser 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 nodesnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynoneSource-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of operationsACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source time-series database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersComcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, LAIKA, Nutanix, Sakura Internet, Schneider Electric,...
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Market metricsWith over 8.5K GitHub stars and growing, 1.8 million+ downloads, and an active Slack...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including a fully managed Cloud-hosted solution,...
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