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

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 frontendA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
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
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.iowww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Timescale
Initial release2012201320052017
Current release1.7.8, August 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 2016Open Source infoApache 2.0
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
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query languageyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
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 hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
DruidInfluxDBInfobrightTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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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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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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1 million+ downloads, 6,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); information on pricing for support and enterprise...
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