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DBMS > IRONdb vs. QuestDB vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. QuestDB vs. SpaceTime

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/questdb.iowww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-startedquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperCirconus LLC.QuestDB Technology IncMireo
Initial release201720142020
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java (Zero-GC), C++, RustC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL with time-series extensionsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luanono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Fixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesno
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
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes
More information provided by the system vendor
IRONdbQuestDBSpaceTime
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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