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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Dragonfly vs. InfluxDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Database based on LuceneA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instanceDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Key-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.73
Rank#224  Overall
#37  Document stores
#5  Spatial DBMS
#16  Search engines
#19  Time Series DBMS
#8  Vector DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#266  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Score25.83
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitecratedb.comgithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
www.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationcratedb.com/­docswww.dragonflydb.io/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperCrateDragonflyDB team and community contributors
Initial release201320232013
Current release1.0, March 20232.7.6, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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CrateDB Cloud: a distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing across an elastic cluster of shared nothing nodes. CrateDB Cloud enables data insights at scale on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsAll Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)scheme-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesstrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysNumeric 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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilitynoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languages.NET
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
R
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions (Javascript)Luano
Triggersnopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalityno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelSource-replica replicationselectable 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 systemEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, strict serializability by the serveryes
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.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsPassword-based authenticationsimple rights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
CrateDBDragonflyInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsThe enterprise database for time series, documents, and vectors. Distributed - Native...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesResponse time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenarios​ IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time analytics...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersAcross all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...
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InfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...
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Fastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsSee CrateDB pricing >
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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