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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. QuestDB vs. SQLite

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.68
Rank#104  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.55
Rank#233  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score130.54
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comquestdb.iowww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationQuestDB LimitedDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201220142000
Current release7.1.1, June 20193.35.4  (2 April 2021), April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Configurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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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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News

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10 May 2021

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5 February 2021

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10 December 2020

What is time-series data, and why are we building a time-series database (TSDB)?
26 November 2020

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