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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. RRDtool vs. SQLite

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.70
Rank#105  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#132  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score111.41
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperQuestDB Technology IncTobias OetikerDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201419992000
Current release1.8.0, 20223.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen 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 languageJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
server-less
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes 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.nono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL with time-series extensionsnoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
in-process shared library
Pipes
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
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 proceduresnonono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with eventual consistencynonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes infovia file-system locks
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.yes infothrough memory mapped filesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
More information provided by the system vendor
QuestDBRRDtoolSQLite
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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