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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. InfluxDB vs. Prometheus

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 metricsOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score150.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.60
Rank#76  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbprometheus.io
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperElastic
Initial release201020132015
Current release7.3.0, August 20191.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGoGo
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and StringsNumeric data only
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.nonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
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, allnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsno
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ElasticsearchInfluxDBPrometheus
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenarios
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customers
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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