Benchmarking Specialized Databases for High-frequency Data
29 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2023
Date Written: January 29, 2023
This paper presents a benchmarking suite designed for the evaluation and comparison of time series databases for high-frequency data, with a focus on financial applications. The proposed suite comprises of four specialized databases: ClickHouse, InfluxDB, kdb+ and TimescaleDB. The results from the suite demonstrate that kdb+ has the highest performance amongst the tested databases, while also highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each of the databases. The benchmarking suite was designed to provide an objective measure of the performance of these databases as well as to compare their capabilities for different types of data. This provides valuable insights into the suitability of different time series databases for different use cases and provides benchmarks that can be used to inform system design decisions.
Keywords: databases, high-frequency data, big data, time series
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