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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Axibase vs. QuestDB
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|Name||Apache Druid Xexclude from comparison||Axibase Xexclude from comparison||QuestDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Open-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality data||Scalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualization||A high performance open source SQL database for time series data|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS|
Time Series DBMS
|Time Series DBMS||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation and contributors||Axibase Corporation||QuestDB Limited|
|Current release||25.0.0, January 2023||15585|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache license v2||commercial Community Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paid||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||yes schema-less columns are supported||yes||yes schema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes short, integer, long, float, double, decimal, string||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL for querying||SQL-like query language||SQL-like query language|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
|Supported programming languages||Clojure|
|C PostgreSQL driver|
Rust over HTTP
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||yes||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding manual/auto, time-based||Sharding||horizontal partitioning (by timestamps)|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage engines||Source-replica replication||Configurable consistency for N replicas|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||no||ACID for single-table writes|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes through memory mapped files|
|User concepts Access control||RBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and system|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...|
|Competitive advantages||Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...|
|Typical application scenarios||Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache 2.0.|
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