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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InfluxDB vs. MariaDB vs. RethinkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.65
Rank#206  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score91.61
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
rethinkdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release2014201320092009
Current release1.8.0, April 202010.4.12, January 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoC and C++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
TriggersyesnoyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissions
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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