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System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. TDengine vs. Trafodion

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NamePostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
Apache Trafodion has been retired in 2021. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLTime Series DBMS and big data platformTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score645.54
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score2.60
Rank#107  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.postgresql.orggithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
trafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docsdocs.tdengine.comtrafodion.apache.org/­documentation.html
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerTDEngine, previously Taos DataApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL20192014
Current release16.3, May 20243.0, August 20222.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoAGPL V3, also commercial editions availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCCC++, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applicationsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.noJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesyes, via alarm monitoringno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodespartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyesyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
PostgreSQLTDengineTrafodion
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is a next generation data historian purpose-built for Industry 4.0 and...
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Competitive advantagesHigh Performance at any Scale: TDengine is purpose-built for handling massive industrial...
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Typical application scenariosTDengine is designed for Industrial IoT scenarios, including: Manufacturing Connected...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 22,500 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine OSS is an open source, cloud native time series database. It includes built-in...
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