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System Properties Comparison Quasardb vs. SQLite vs. TimescaleDB

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NameQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseWidely used in-process RDBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.09
Rank#283  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score121.95
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.quasardb.netwww.sqlite.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdoc.quasardb.netwww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperquasardbDwayne Richard HippTimescale
Initial release200920002017
Current release3.1, January 20193.31.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infointeger and binaryyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infowith tagsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoconsistent hashingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factornoneMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using LevelDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient modeyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
QuasardbSQLiteTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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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 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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