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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. QuestDB vs. TDengine

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.24
Rank#167  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score2.66
Rank#104  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score2.45
Rank#107  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgquestdb.iogithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmlquestdb.io/­docsdocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationQuestDB Technology IncTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release201820142019
Current release1.1.0, April 20233.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL with time-series extensionsStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnoyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)horizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache IoTDBQuestDBTDengine
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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TDengine™ is a next generation data historian purpose-built for Industry 4.0 and...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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High Performance at any Scale: TDengine is purpose-built for handling massive industrial...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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TDengine is designed for Industrial IoT scenarios, including: Manufacturing Connected...
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 22,500 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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TDengine OSS is an open source, cloud native time series database. It includes built-in...
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