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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. HEAVY.AI vs. QuestDB vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. HEAVY.AI vs. QuestDB vs. TypeDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score13.67
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score2.26
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#147  Overall
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#174  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#85  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
questdb.iovaticle.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.heavy.aiquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.HEAVY.AI, Inc.QuestDB LimitedVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2016201620142016
Current releasev22.8.5.29-lts, September 20225.10, January 20222.14.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++ and CUDAJavaJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
LinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes, when using the MergeTree enginenonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicasMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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ClickHouseHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022QuestDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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