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DBMS > PostGIS vs. QuestDB vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. QuestDB vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score31.64
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitepostgis.netquestdb.iospark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release2005201420142011
Current release3.1.4, September 20213.1.1, March 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaScalaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLConfigurable consistency for N replicasnonenone
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 integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnono
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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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