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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. InfluxDB vs. TiDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.27
Rank#91  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.07
Rank#117  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.yandexwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbpingcap.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.yandex/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperYandex LLCPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201620132016
Current releasev19.3.5, April 20191.7.6, April 20193.0.0, June 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
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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 accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
ClickHouseInfluxDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersInfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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News

Lesson Learned from Queries over 1.3 Trillion Rows of Data Within Milliseconds of Response Time at Zhihu.com
21 August 2019

Porting TiDB to ARM64 for Greater Flexibility
16 August 2019

Migrating the TiKV Rust Client from Futures 0.1 to 0.3
8 August 2019

TiDB Operator 1.0 GA: Database Cluster Deployment and Management Made Easy with Kubernetes
30 July 2019

Why Benchmarking Distributed Databases Is So Hard
8 July 2019

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