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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. RocksDB vs. SurrealDB

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  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)A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Graph 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
Score0.91
Rank#204  Overall
#33  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitequestdb.iorocksdb.orgsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikisurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperQuestDB Technology IncFacebook, Inc.SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201420132022
Current release8.11.4, April 2024v1.1.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source
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++Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-freeschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL with time-series extensionsnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
C++ API
Java API
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rules
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QuestDBRocksDBSurrealDB
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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