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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. RocksDB vs. Snowflake

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.48
Rank#115  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iorocksdb.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperQuestDB Technology IncFacebook, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420132014
Current release8.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL with time-series extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
C++ API
Java API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyesyes
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 filesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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QuestDBRocksDBSnowflake
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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