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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Apache Kylin vs. QuestDB

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score3.34
Rank#88  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#172  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgkylin.apache.orgquestdb.io
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designkylin.apache.org/­docsquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release201220152014
Current release29.0.1, April 20243.1.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
LinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesSource-replica replication with eventual consistency
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and system
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Apache DruidApache KylinQuestDB
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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