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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. RocksDB vs. Sequoiadb vs. TiDB

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)NewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.93
Rank#139  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score4.61
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score0.60
Rank#249  Overall
#38  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score3.69
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iorocksdb.orgwww.sequoiadb.compingcap.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiongithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikiwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedFacebook, Inc.Sequoiadb Ltd.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2014201320132016
Current release7.3.1, June 20226.3.0, September 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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TiDB Cloud: Fully-managed TiDB Service. Bring everything great about TiDB to the cloud.
Implementation languageJavaC++C++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
C++ API
Java API
proprietary protocol using JSONJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptno
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)noneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable consistency for N replicasnoneSource-replica replicationUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesyesDocument is locked during a transactionACID
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.yes infothrough memory mapped filesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple password-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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QuestDBRocksDBSequoiadbTiDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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News

QuestDB 6.6.1 - Dynamic Commits
25 November 2022

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23 November 2022

QuestDB 6.5.5 Release
14 November 2022

QuestDB at Devoxx Belgium 2022
8 November 2022

Data Lifecycle with QuestDB
2 November 2022

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