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DBMS > Derby vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.66
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#276  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score84.96
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.io
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release1997201720102014
Current release10.16.1.1, May 20222.0V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored ProceduresyesTransact SQLno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationActive-active shard replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDB
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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