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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Databend vs. QuestDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDatabend  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAn open-source, elastic, and workload-aware cloud data warehouse designed to meet businesses' massive-scale analytics needs at low cost and with low complexityA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.46
Rank#260  Overall
#40  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#287  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­datafuselabs/­databend
www.databend.com
questdb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldocs.databend.comquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDatabend LabsQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release201420212014
Current release1.0.59, April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptRustJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Linux
macOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APICLI Client
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication with eventual consistency
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles
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AlaSQLDatabendQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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