MariaDB vs TimescaleDB: What are the differences?
MariaDB: An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance; TimescaleDB: Scalable time-series database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries. Purpose-built as a PostgreSQL extension. TimescaleDB is the only open-source time-series database that natively supports full-SQL at scale, combining the power, reliability, and ease-of-use of a relational database with the scalability typically seen in NoSQL databases.
MariaDB and TimescaleDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by MariaDB are:
- Insert Delayed
On the other hand, TimescaleDB provides the following key features:
- Packaged as a PostgreSQL extension
- Full ANSI SQL
- JOINs (e.g., across PostgreSQL tables)
MariaDB and TimescaleDB are both open source tools. TimescaleDB with 7.28K GitHub stars and 385 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MariaDB with 2.82K GitHub stars and 864 GitHub forks.
nrise, Docplanner, and MAK IT are some of the popular companies that use MariaDB, whereas TimescaleDB is used by WakaTime, ScreenAware, and AgFlow. MariaDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 496 company stacks & 461 developers stacks; compared to TimescaleDB, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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