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

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database servicedata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational 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
Score81.61
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.91
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbhive.apache.orgquestdb.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homequestdb.io/­docs/­introductiongithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookQuestDB LimitedFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201220142013
Current release3.1.2, August 20197.1.1, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Java
PHP
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID for single-table writesyes
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.noyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelAccess rights for users, groups and rolesno
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBHiveQuestDBRocksDB
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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