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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. SiriDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen Source Time Series DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.75
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#347  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score5.19
Rank#80  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitequestdb.iosiridb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.siridb.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedCesbitTimescale
Initial release201420172017
Current release2.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoNumeric datanumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Shardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable consistency for N replicasyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 integritynonoyes
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 persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped filesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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QuestDBSiriDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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