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DBMS > GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB vs. RDF4J

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.33
Rank#156  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score84.42
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.51
Rank#148  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#196  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitegriddb.netazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.griddb.netdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2013201020142004
Current release5.1, August 2022V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++JavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLnoyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDACID for single-table writesACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
GridDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Apache 2.0.
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