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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. SQLite vs. TDengine

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score111.41
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#106  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitequestdb.iowww.sqlite.orggithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmldocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperQuestDB Technology IncDwayne Richard HippTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release201420002019
Current release3.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 20243.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoAGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustCC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
server-lessLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL with time-series extensionsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
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
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with eventual consistencynoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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
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QuestDBSQLiteTDengine
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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TDengine™ is a next generation data historian purpose-built for Industry 4.0 and...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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High Performance at any Scale: TDengine is purpose-built for handling massive industrial...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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TDengine is designed for Industrial IoT scenarios, including: Manufacturing Connected...
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 22,500 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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TDengine OSS is an open source, cloud native time series database. It includes built-in...
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