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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Prometheus vs. QuestDB

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.35
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#67  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgprometheus.ioquestdb.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlprometheus.io/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperQuestDB Limited
Initial release200120152014
Current release2.6.1, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes
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 infoImport of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby FederationConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID 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.yesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBPrometheusQuestDB
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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