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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Druid vs. InfluxDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.31
Rank#65  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score2.05
Rank#120  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techdruid.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperYandex LLCMetamarkets Group and contributors
Initial release201620122013
Current releasev20.3.8.53, April 20201.8.0, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaGo
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accounts
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ClickHouseDruidInfluxDB
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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