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System Properties Comparison Oracle Rdb vs. SingleStore vs. TimescaleDB

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NameOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.08
Rank#184  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score5.60
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score4.64
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb.htmlwww.singlestore.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb-doc.htmldocs.singlestore.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)SingleStore Inc.Timescale
Initial release198420132017
Current release7.4.1.1, 20218.5, January 20242.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, GoC
Server operating systemsHP Open VMSLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infohash partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Oracle RdbSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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