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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. InfluxDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.DBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.70
Rank#78  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score8.66
Rank#44  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score21.14
Rank#32  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.yandexwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationclickhouse.yandex/­docsdocs.datastax.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperYandex LLCDataStax
Initial release201620112013
Current releasev19.13.3.26, August 20196.7, December 20181.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts
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ClickHouseDatastax EnterpriseInfluxDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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