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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Prometheus vs. QuestDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score12.42
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techprometheus.ioquestdb.io
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsprometheus.io/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperYandex LLCQuestDB Limited
Initial release201620152014
Current releasev21.10.2.15-stable, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open 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
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nono infoImport of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
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
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby FederationConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate 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.yesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno
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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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