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DBMS > SwayDB vs. TiDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison SwayDB vs. TiDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Score2.66
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteswaydb.iopingcap.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stabledocs.timescale.com
DeveloperSimer PlahaPingCAP, Inc.Timescale
Initial release201820162017
Current release5.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open 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 languageScalaGo, RustC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnumerics, 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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Kotlin
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
SwayDBTiDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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