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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. InfluxDB vs. MariaDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.75
Rank#49  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score27.17
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score96.69
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperYandex LLCMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release201620132009
Current releasev20.11.3.3-stable, November 20202.0.2, November 202010.5.10, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++GoC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supported
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ClickHouseInfluxDBMariaDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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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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MariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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