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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.98
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score3.41
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.monetdb.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMonetDB BVTimescale
Initial release20042017
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumerics, 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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
MonetDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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