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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. QuestDB vs. SiriDB

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score824.29
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#109  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#41  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverquestdb.iosiridb.com
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverquestdb.io/­docsdocs.siridb.com
DeveloperMicrosoftQuestDB Technology IncCesbit
Initial release198920142017
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java (Zero-GC), C++, RustC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL with time-series extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyes
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 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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts
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Microsoft SQL ServerQuestDBSiriDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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