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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith GEO package
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Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score29.22
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperCrate
Initial release20132013
Current release2.0.8, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 strategyno
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountssimple rights management via user accounts
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CrateDBInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Time to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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InfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Fastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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