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DBMS > QuestDB vs. Teradata Aster vs. TigerGraph vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. Teradata Aster vs. TigerGraph vs. TinkerGraph

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#233  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#123  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websitequestdb.iowww.tigergraph.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedTeradata
Initial release2014200520172009
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line ProtocolFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Storeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyes infoin Aster File Storenono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (GSQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
C++
Java
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoR packagesyesno
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable consistency for N replicasyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped filesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
QuestDBTeradata AsterTigerGraphTinkerGraph
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersFour out of the top five global banks use TigerGraph for real-time fraud detection....
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Market metricsANALYST RESEARCH Nov 2020: TigerGraph Named A Leader For Graph Data Platforms - TigerGraph...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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Try TigerGraph for Free in the Cloud or On Prem https://www.tigergraph.com/get-tigergraph/...
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