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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. SQream DB

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.28
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.70
Rank#200  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iosphinxsearch.comsqream.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.sqream.com/­latest/­manual
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201420012014
Current release3.2.1, January 20202020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocol.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions in Python
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 supportedhorizontal and vertical partitioning
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno
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QuestDBSphinxSQream DB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Due to exponentially growing data, organizations today are facing slowdowns, with...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Much faster time to insight Analyze significantly more data Achieve previously unobtainable...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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What can you do with 100x faster SQL analytics? Better and more timely decision making...
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Key customersSome of our customers include: LG Uplus, AIS (Advanced Info Service), ACL Mobile,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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