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System Properties Comparison DolphinDB vs. HyperSQL vs. QuestDB

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NameDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDolphinDB is a high performance Time Series DBMS. It is integrated with an easy-to-use fully featured programming language and a high-volume high-velocity streaming analytics system. It offers operational simplicity, scalability, fault tolerance, and concurrency.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score3.62
Rank#78  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.28
Rank#86  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score2.66
Rank#104  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.dolphindb.comhsqldb.orgquestdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.dolphindb.cn/­en/­help200/­index.htmlhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperDolphinDB, IncQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release201820012014
Current releasev2.00.4, January 20222.7.2, June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community version availableOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON over HTTP
Kafka
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
OPC DA
OPC UA
RabbitMQ
WebSocket
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
MatLab
Python
R
Rust
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava, SQLno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication with eventual consistency
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID 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.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAdministrators, Users, Groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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DolphinDBHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBQuestDB
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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