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DBMS > PostGIS vs. QuestDB vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. QuestDB vs. STSdb

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#165  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitepostgis.netquestdb.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSTS Soft SC
Initial release200520142011
Current release3.1.4, September 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLConfigurable 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 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.noyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLno
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PostGISQuestDBSTSdb
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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