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|Name||Linter Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||QuestDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||RDBMS for high security requirements||Widely used open source RDBMS||A high performance open source SQL database for time series data|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS||Document store|
|Developer||relex.ru/en||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||QuestDB Limited|
|Current release||8.0.32, January 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++||C and C++||Java|
|Server operating systems||AIX|
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|Data scheme||yes||yes||yes schema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||yes with proprietary extensions||SQL-like query language|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary native API
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
|Supported programming languages||C|
|C PostgreSQL driver|
Rust over HTTP
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes proprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL||yes proprietary syntax||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||horizontal partitioning (by timestamps)|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication||Multi-source replication|
|Configurable consistency for N replicas|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||ACID for single-table writes|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes through memory mapped files|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...|
|Competitive advantages||Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...|
|Typical application scenarios||Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache 2.0.|
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