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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. QuestDB vs. TypeDB

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.09
Rank#193  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
Score1.75
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#190  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#90  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgquestdb.iovaticle.com
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release201820142016
Current release0.2, August 20202.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneConfigurable consistency for N replicasMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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 infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
DuckDBQuestDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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