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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. InfluxDB vs. KairosDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.20
Rank#81  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#197  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.yandexwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationclickhouse.yandex/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperYandex LLC
Initial release201620132013
Current releasev19.13.3.26, August 20191.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.yes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountssimple password-based access control

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