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DBMS > Newts vs. Quasardb vs. QuestDB vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Newts vs. Quasardb vs. QuestDB vs. RRDtool

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NameNewts  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS based on CassandraDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#288  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score2.28
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websiteopennms.github.io/­newtsquasardb.netquestdb.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidoc.quasardb.netquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperOpenNMS GroupquasardbQuestDB LimitedTobias Oetiker
Initial release2014200920141999
Current release3.1, January 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infointeger and binaryyesNumeric data only
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.nononono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnoyes infowith tagsnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
Java API
HTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoconsistent hashinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorConfigurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID for single-table writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using LevelDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTransient modeyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
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NewtsQuasardbQuestDBRRDtool
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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Apache 2.0.
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