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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. QuestDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
SAP Advantage Database Server seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score1087.72
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score2.48
Rank#115  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comquestdb.iowww.sap.com/products/advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunQuestDB Technology IncSybase, SAP
Initial release199520141993
Current release8.3.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL with time-series extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
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
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
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
Source-replica replication with eventual consistencyMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID for single-table writesACID
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 filesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
MySQLQuestDBSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
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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