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DBMS > OpenTSDB vs. Prometheus vs. TimescaleDB vs. Titan

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

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NameOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.10
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#72  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score2.32
Rank#110  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopentsdb.netprometheus.iowww.timescale.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlprometheus.io/­docsdocs.timescale.comgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsTimescaleAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release2011201520172012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaGoCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsNumeric data onlynumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Clojure
Java
Python
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 shellyes
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on HBaseShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves infoyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infobased on HBasenoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes infoRelationships in graph
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 persistentyesyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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OpenTSDBPrometheusTimescaleDBTitan
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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