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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. InfluxDB vs. Sphinx

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.19
Rank#283  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score24.15
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteblueflood.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikidocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperRackspaceSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201320132001
Current release1.8.0, April 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsno
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 indexesnonoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
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 infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsno
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BluefloodInfluxDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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