Feature highlights

QuestDB is high-performance platform for time series data. Used as a central repository of time series data QuestDB supports real-time analysis of billions of rows via familiar SQL queries and a web browser.

High throughput, low latency

QuestDB uses a back-to-basics approach to software working in harmony with hardware. From cache efficient algorithms, lock- and wait-free data structures to zeroGC Java, results do not disappoint. As an indication it isn't unusual to write at over 2M records/sec and read at over 15M

Scalable performance

QuestDB amazing single-core performance scales vertically on multi-core platforms and horizontally across multiple instances. QuestDB server is multi-threaded, making vertical scalability automatic. Horizontal scalability is achieved via a hardware load-balancer and data replication. We are developing support for distributed queries to allow aggregation of data from multiple nodes in one place

Fully featured SQL

An intelligent SQL optimiser is the heart of QuestDB. It generates reliable execution plans that do not degrade over time. It supports a wide range of conventional queries, such as filtering, sub-queries, multi-table joins, ordering, aggregation and analytic functions. In addition QuestDB optimiser extends SQL with time series support, such as "as of" joins, flexible interval search, resampling and temporal data queries

Powerful visualisation

We are very excited to be developing integration with D3.js and Vega. This will allow us to leverage QuestDB queries to transform or reduce data before it flows into powerful Vega visualisation grammar.

Operational simplicity

QuestDB is a small 3MB executable. It has a tiny hardware footprint and single configuration text file. It's easy to get going: just unzip and run. Comprehensive monitoring options are available via a Web/REST interface

Seamless integration

QuestDB can be accessed via REST or from Java. It is easy and fast to get data in and out.

QuestDB supports 64-bit versions of Windows, Linux and OSX. Distribution package is cross-platform and does not require installation. Just unzip and run.
Download QuestDB 1.0.4


QuestDB is an OpenSource software. Its core components are distributed under GNU Affero GPLv3 License. QuestDB Console and JavaScript components are distributed under The MIT License. By downloading the software you agree to terms and conditions of these Licenses.

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