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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. InfluxDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.93
Rank#154  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#301  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperTerark
Initial release201020132016
Current release8.1, December 20181.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCGoC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsnative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
C++ API
Java API
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
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable 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 systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsno

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