Best Time-series Databases

Recommendations: 5 | Last Updated: Sept. 19, 2022 (6 days, 16 hours)


A Chinese developed open-source NewSQL database that supports analytical processing and hybrid transactional workloads. TiDB is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license and primarily developed by PingCAP, Inc. The database provides high availability with strong consistency and horizontal scaling and is compatible with MySQL.

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TimescaleDB TimescaleDB

TimescaleDB is a leading open-source relational database for time-series data. The database is provided as fully managed or self‑hosted software, giving the power of choice back to developers and organizations. Timescale gives you all the reliability and flexibility of PostgreSQL. It allows you to use regular SQL to construct queries to better understand your products and your users. While achieve 10-100x faster queries than PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, and MongoDB with native optimizations for time-series.

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OpenTSDB is a free and open-source distributed, scalable Time Series Database written on top of Apache HBase. OpenTSDB was designed to address a common need: store, index and serve metrics collected from computer systems such as network gear, operating systems and applications, at a large scale, and make this data easily accessible and graphable. OpenTSDB allows you to collect thousands of metrics from tens of thousands of hosts and applications, at a high rate and will never delete or downsample data and can easily store hundreds of billions of data points.

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Prometheus Prometheus

Prometheus is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation project for systems and service monitoring. With Prometheus you can collect metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts when specified conditions are observed. Prometheus include features like multi-dimensional data models. PromQL, a powerful and flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality. No dependency on distributed storage. An HTTP pull model for time series collection  and much more.

QuestDB QuestDB

QuestDB is a relational column-oriented time series database designed for real-time analytics on time series and event data. It uses the SQL language and include extensions for time series data. QuestDB is released as free and open source software and distributed as a single binary including a trimmed version of the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) weighing in at only 24.5 MB.