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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. InfluxDB vs. TypeDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Database based on LuceneDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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
Score25.83
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.65
Rank#234  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitecratedb.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewtypedb.com
Technical documentationcratedb.com/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbtypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperCrateVaticle
Initial release201320132016
Current release2.7.6, April 20242.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses 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 languageJavaGoJava
Server operating systemsAll Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilitySQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
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
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions (Javascript)nono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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 strategynoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountssimple rights management via user accountsyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
CrateDBInfluxDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
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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TypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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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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TypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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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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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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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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Apache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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