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System Properties Comparison InfinityDB vs. QuestDB vs. TiDB

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NameInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.05
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Score1.95
Rank#147  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.01
Rank#108  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websiteboilerbay.comquestdb.iopingcap.com
Technical documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.QuestDB LimitedPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200220142016
Current release4.06.5.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes
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 indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneConfigurable consistency for N replicasUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID for single-table writesACID
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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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InfinityDBQuestDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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