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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. QuestDB vs. RocksDB

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1211.96
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#144  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score4.48
Rank#88  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitewww.mysql.comquestdb.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiongithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunQuestDB LimitedFacebook, Inc.
Initial release199520142013
Current release8.0.32, January 20237.9.2, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable 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 integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID for single-table writesyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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 controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno
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MySQLQuestDBRocksDB
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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