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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. InfluxDB vs. Infobright vs. Quasardb

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score1.79
Rank#117  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#290  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.quasardb
Initial release2012201320052009
Current release1.7.8, August 20193.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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DruidInfluxDBInfobrightQuasardb
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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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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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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