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System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score52.63
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperExasolMicrosoft
Initial release200020132010
Current release1.8.0, April 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-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
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
EXASOLInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
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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