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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.26
Rank#266  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.74
Rank#197  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iosphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­kripken/­sql.js
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docskripken.github.io/­sql.js/­documentation
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release201420012012
Current release3.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
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
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.no infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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QuestDBSphinxSQL.JS
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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