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DBMS > OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus vs. Solr vs. TimescaleDB

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

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NameOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache LuceneA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineTime 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
Score57.78
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopentsdb.netprometheus.iolucene.apache.org/­solrwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.htmldocs.timescale.com
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsApache Software FoundationTimescale
Initial release2011201520042017
Current release8.3.0, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open 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 languageJavaGoJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
All OS with a Java VM and a servlet container inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric data onlyyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingnumerics, 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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infosupports limited query time joinsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
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
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava pluginsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesyes
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 Federationcloud/distributed (via Zookeeper)
Master-slave replication
Master-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 infoslaves poll the master in predefined intervallsImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonooptimistic locking infoSolr 4ACID
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.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
OpenTSDBPrometheusSolrTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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 customersAltair 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 modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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