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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. InfluxDB vs. MongoDB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Vector DBMS infocurrently available in the MongoDB Atlas cloud service only
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score130.82
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score23.59
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score429.83
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.mongodb.com/­docs/­manual
DeveloperElasticMongoDB, Inc
Initial release201020132009
Current release8.6, January 20232.7.6, April 20247.0.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaGoC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Atlas SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
GraphQL
HTTP REST
Prisma
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJavaScript
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency infocan be individually decided for each read operation
Immediate Consistency infodefault behaviour
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles
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ElasticsearchInfluxDBMongoDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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MongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Built around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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AI-enriched intelligent apps (Continental, Telefonica, Iron Mountain) Internet of...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Hundreds of millions downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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