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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. ClickHouse vs. InfluxDB

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.63
Rank#114  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score13.45
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score29.15
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgclickhouse.techwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsClickhouse Inc.
Initial release201220162013
Current release24.0.0, September 2022v22.8.5.29-lts, September 20222.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Strings
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes, when using the MergeTree engineno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accounts
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Apache DruidClickHouseInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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