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

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NameOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemCassandra-compatible wide column storeA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.13
Rank#112  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#78  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#110  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopentsdb.netprometheus.iowww.scylladb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docsdocs.scylladb.comdocs.timescale.com
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsScyllaDBTimescale
Initial release2011201520152017
Current releaseScylla Open Source 3.1.0, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric data onlyyesnumerics, 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 infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.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
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.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 HBaseShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby Federationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
OpenTSDBPrometheusScyllaDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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