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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Citus vs. Hive vs. QuestDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.26
Rank#277  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#135  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score81.61
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.citusdata.comhive.apache.orgquestdb.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmdocs.citusdata.comcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homequestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookQuestDB Limited
Initial release201020122014
Current release8.1, December 20183.1.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factorConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBCitusHiveQuestDB
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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