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DBMS > InterSystems IRIS vs. mSQL vs. QuestDB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. mSQL vs. QuestDB vs. SwayDB

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilitymSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.25
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#136  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irishughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlquestdb.ioswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperInterSystemsHughes TechnologiesQuestDB LimitedSimer Plaha
Initial release2018199420142018
Current release2021.1, June 20214.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaScala
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID for single-table writesAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnono
More information provided by the system vendor
InterSystems IRISmSQL infoMini SQLQuestDBSwayDB
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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