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System Properties Comparison etcd vs. eXtremeDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. QuestDB

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Nameetcd  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed reliable key-value storeNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.19
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.69
Rank#211  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websiteetcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
www.mcobject.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablequestdb.io
Technical documentationetcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
www.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperMcObjectGoogleQuestDB Limited
Initial release200120152014
Current release3.4, August 20198.2, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialOpen 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 languageGoC and C++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availablenono
Secondary indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
JSON over HTTP
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
Triggersyes, watching key changesyes infoby defining eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Internal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic single-row operationsACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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Apache 2.0.
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