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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. InfluxDB vs. PostgreSQL

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#110  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score18.00
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score483.28
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.iowww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201220131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release1.7.6, April 201911.4, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-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.nonoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
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++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlypartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 controlno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
DruidInfluxDBPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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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 , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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