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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. InfluxDB vs. QuestDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
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 FlinkDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.24
Rank#167  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score23.59
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.66
Rank#104  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewquestdb.io
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbquestdb.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationQuestDB Technology Inc
Initial release201820132014
Current release1.1.0, April 20232.7.6, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoJava (Zero-GC), C++, Rust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageSQL with time-series extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)Sharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication with eventual consistency
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID for single-table writes
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 engineyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple rights management via user accounts
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Apache IoTDBInfluxDBQuestDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Relational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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High ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Financial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Banks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 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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Open source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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