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System Properties Comparison Kdb vs. QuestDB vs. Sqrrl

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NameKdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.55
Rank#53  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitekx.comquestdb.iosqrrl.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcQuestDB Technology IncAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320142012
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageqJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'noyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)SQL with time-series extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infowith viewsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
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KdbQuestDBSqrrl
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Relational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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High ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Financial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Banks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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Open source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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