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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. QuestDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.66
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score912.51
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#139  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score5.32
Rank#79  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score4.15
Rank#93  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverquestdb.iowww.timescale.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.timescale.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedTimescaleYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20151989201420172017
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20192.6.0, February 20222.14, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaCC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.yesyesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionConfigurable consistency for N replicasSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID for single-table writesACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped filesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon AuroraMicrosoft SQL ServerQuestDBTimescaleDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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