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

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score83.66
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#139  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#220  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasequestdb.iorockset.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.rockset.com
DeveloperMicrosoftQuestDB LimitedRockset
Initial release201020142019
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typing
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.yesnono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
HTTP REST
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Automatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableConfigurable consistency for N replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesno
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 infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureQuestDBRockset
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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