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System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. InfluxDB vs. Quasardb

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.61
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score29.55
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#310  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewquasardb.net
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdoc.quasar.ai/­master
DeveloperGooglequasardb
Initial release201020132009
Current release2.0.8, August 20213.13.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infointeger and binary
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
Secondary indexesnonoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)simple rights management via user accountsCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Google BigQueryInfluxDBQuasardb
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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