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System Properties Comparison Badger vs. QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

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NameBadger  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, persistent, simple and fast Key-Value Store, written purely in Go.A high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.11
Rank#297  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Score0.37
Rank#251  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score6.32
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#198  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­dgraph-io/­badgerquestdb.iosphinxsearch.comsql.js.org
Technical documentationgodoc.org/­github.com/­dgraph-io/­badgerquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docssql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperDGraph LabsQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release2017201420012012
Current release3.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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 indexesnonoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Proprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesGoC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneConfigurable consistency for N replicasnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.no infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
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 controlnonono
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BadgerQuestDBSphinxSQL.JS
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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