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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. QuestDB vs. RDF4J

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score86.01
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.24
Rank#155  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#206  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201020142004
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes infoRDF Schemas
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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