Time-series databases represent the fastest growing database sector over the last two years. However, there is a distinction between time-series databases and databases that support time-series.
Time-series solutions are, or may be, targeted at any of three distinct markets. The first of these is about collecting metrics and monitoring your operational environment, with popular use cases include creating dashboards to monitor your network or other infrastructure, or to support DevOps or online gaming. The second is related to stock ticks in capital markets, and the third is more analytics or hybrid analytic/operational based with use cases focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial applications. This Market Update compares and evaluates a variety of databases and analytic tools that support time-series and/or temporal data.