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DBMS > STSdb vs. TerminusDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison STSdb vs. TerminusDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeGraph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
Relational DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score0.10
Rank#357  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.23
Rank#316  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Score4.46
Rank#71  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#docs.timescale.com
DeveloperSTS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.Timescale
Initial release201120182017
Current release4.0.8, September 201511.0.0, January 20232.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#Prolog, RustC
Server operating systemsWindowsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yesnumerics, 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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methods.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph Partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneJournaling StreamsSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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