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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. QuestDB vs. SWC-DB

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score0.30
Rank#274  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.28
Rank#154  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#335  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexquestdb.iogithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperSpotifyQuestDB LimitedAlex Kashirin
Initial release201420142020
Current release0.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID 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.noyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
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HeroicQuestDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
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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