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System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. Transbase

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
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
Score0.22
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iosphinxsearch.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­home.html
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­info-center/­product-info-whitepapers.html
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420011987
Current release3.2.1, January 2020Transbase 8.3, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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 protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication
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 writesnoyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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QuestDBSphinxTransbase
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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The resource-optimized high-performance database system Transbase® impresses with...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing new demands on database management...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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In following areas we created solutions based on Transbase®, C-chain and SecureBase:...
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Key customersTogether successful through Co-Operation: The successful business principles of the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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You will receive the Transbase® full version as a Subscription with a term of one...
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