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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimescaleDB

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score491.07
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMcObjectPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseTimescale
Initial release20011989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19922017
Current release8.0, May 201812.1, November 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, 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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyesyes
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.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
eXtremeDBPostgreSQLSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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