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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score1.75
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.86
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitequestdb.iopingcap.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release20142016
Current release5.4.2, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)horizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable consistency for N replicasUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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QuestDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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