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System Properties Comparison OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus vs. Quasardb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.13
Rank#112  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#78  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#290  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopentsdb.netprometheus.iowww.quasardb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docsdoc.quasardb.netdocs.timescale.com
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsquasardbTimescale
Initial release2011201520092017
Current release3.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric data onlyyes infointeger and binarynumerics, 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.nono infoImport of XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on HBaseShardingSharding infoconsistent hashingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factorMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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OpenTSDBPrometheusQuasardbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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