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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. InfluxDB vs. MemSQL

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.29
Rank#119  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memsql.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.memsql.com
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsGoogleMemSQL Inc.
Initial release2012201720132013
Current release1.8.0, April 20207.1.7, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric 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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011SQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoStrict serializable isolationnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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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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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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