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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. OmniSci vs. Riak KV

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.48
Rank#140  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score30.09
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score7.52
Rank#56  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score1.27
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
riak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release20102013201520162009
Current release8.1, December 20182.0.8, August 2021V15.10, January 20222.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageCGoC++ and CUDAErlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyesno
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nononoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnononoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoRound robinSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnononono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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CitusInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure SearchOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Riak KV
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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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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Only OmniSci allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Spatiotemporal and interactive visual analysis on massive, disparate datasets.
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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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OmniSci Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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