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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. QuestDB vs. RocksDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.A high performance open source SQL database for time series dataEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.76
Rank#216  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score2.66
Rank#104  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#97  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltquestdb.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperQuestDB Technology IncFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201320142013
Current release9.4.0, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL with time-series extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGoC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID for single-table writesyes
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.noyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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BoltDBQuestDBRocksDB
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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