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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. FoundationDB vs. InfluxDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.DBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
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Score0.36
Rank#264  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score1.44
Rank#143  Overall
#24  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score29.22
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.foundationdb.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFoundationDB
Initial release201820132013
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.0.8, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open 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 systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingNumeric 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Linearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnosimple rights management via user accounts
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Apache IoTDBFoundationDBInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsApache IoTDB (Internet of Things Database) is a time series data management system...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesLow Cost and High Performance Tens of million points write throughput High compression...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT / IIoT End-Edge-Cloud Collaboration Real-Time and Historian Time Series Analytics
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersOver 200 customers worldwide, including Bosch, Siemens, Komat'su, Alibaba, etc.
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InfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metrics185+ contributors and 10,000+ times monthly clones on GitHub Rank 7 by commits among...
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Fastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source: Apache License v2.0 Pricing for commercial-/cloud-/edge-edition provided...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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