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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Oracle vs. QuestDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWidely used RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Relational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#216  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score1270.94
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#233  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasequestdb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasequestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOracleQuestDB Limited
Initial release201419802014
Current release19c, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen 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 languageJavaScriptC and C++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyes 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACID 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 infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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