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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. TimesTen

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
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
Score2.44
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iosphinxsearch.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release201420011998
Current release3.2.1, January 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
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
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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 fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoPL/SQL
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 nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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QuestDBSphinxTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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