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System Properties Comparison Riak KV vs. TimescaleDB

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NameRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.72
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperBasho TechnologiesTimescale
Initial release20092017
Current release2.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonumerics, 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.noyes
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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