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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb vs. Trafodion

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score0.50
Rank#235  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iospark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4trafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmltrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SCApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2014201420112014
Current release3.1.1, March 20214.0.8, September 20152.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScalaC#C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)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 indexesnononoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, utilizing Spark CorenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable consistency for N replicasnonenoneyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped filesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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QuestDBSpark SQLSTSdbTrafodion
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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