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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. QuestDB vs. Riak KV vs. Sadas Engine vs. TinkerGraph

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score31.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#329  Overall
#142  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitepostgis.netquestdb.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sadasengine.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedBasho TechnologiesSADAS s.r.l.
Initial release20052014200920062009
Current release3.1.4, September 20212.1.0, April 20158.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaErlangC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesnorestrictedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoJavaScript and Erlangnono
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLConfigurable consistency for N replicasselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between data sets can be storedyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno
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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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