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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. InfluxDB vs. QuestDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.60
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewquestdb.io
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperYandex LLCQuestDB Limited
Initial release201620132014
Current releasev20.3.17.173, August 20201.8.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++GoJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 SQLClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP REST
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
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID 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 infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accounts
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ClickHouseInfluxDBQuestDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Apache 2.0.
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