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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.59
Rank#150  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comquestdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperCognitectQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release20122014
Current release1.0.6735, June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsno
TriggersBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replication with eventual consistency
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlno
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DatomicQuestDB
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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