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System Properties Comparison Kinetica vs. QuestDB vs. RocksDB

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NameKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.63
Rank#255  Overall
#118  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#146  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score4.57
Rank#87  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitewww.kinetica.comquestdb.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiongithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperKineticaQuestDB LimitedFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201220142013
Current release7.1, August 20217.10.2, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesyes
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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KineticaQuestDBRocksDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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